PM Honoured By COPA Prime MinisterApril 1, 2014Written by: Glenis A. Rose Photo: JIS PhotographerPrime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller (second right), ispresented with a citation by President of the Parliamentary Federation of the Americas (COPA), Senator Zulma Ramona Gomez Caceres (second left), onMarch 30, in recognition of her 40 years of service as a Parliamentarian.The presentation was made during the official opening of the Meeting of theExecutive Committee of COPA and the Executive Committee of the Network ofWomen Parliamentarians of the Americas, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort andSpa, in Montego Bay. Others (from left) are: Minister of State for Industry,Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, who read thecitation, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Michael Peart.In the front is little Zoe Walker, who carried the citation on stage. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has been honoured by the Executive Committees of the 27th Meeting of the Parliamentary Confederation of the Americas (COPA) and the Network of Women Parliamentarians of the Americas, for her 40 years of unbroken and dedicated service as a Parliamentarian.She was presented with a citation, which was read by Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, at the official opening of the 27th Meeting of COPA, held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on March 30.The State Minister was joined by President of COPA, Senator Zulma Ramona Gomez Caceres, to make the presentation to Mrs. Simpson Miller.The citation states that the Prime Minister’s story was one of “tremendous achievement, dedication to duty, visionary thinking, tenacity of purpose and astute leadership”, moving from the humble beginning of a rural Jamaican girl to becoming the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica, the first woman to hold such an office.“Your ascension in 2006 to Jamaica’s highest political office, that of Prime Minister, came after having served for 17 years as a Cabinet Minister with portfolio responsibility for Labour, Social Security, Sport, Tourism, Entertainment, Local Government and Community Development – areas in which you distinguished yourself as a performance-oriented high achiever,” the citation notes.“Your distinguished record of service at the regional and international levels has resulted in your nomination to several powerful international groups. You have served as Vice President of the Organization of American States, Inter-American Network on Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation, Chairperson of the Caribbean Forum of Ministers Responsible for Decentralization, Local Government and Citizen Participation and Board Member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum,” it adds.The citation says that the 2009 Distinguished Award to the Prime Minister from the City of Miami for dedication and commitment to urban renewal and community development and the Bureau of Women’s Affairs Award for outstanding contribution to the advancement of women’s affairs in Jamaica, were well deserved.“Being ranked by Time Magazine in 2012 among the 100 most influential persons in the world, is a fitting reflection of the immensity of your global stature,” the citation adds. RelatedPM Hands Over 66 First Start Homes in Trelawny RelatedPM to Address COPA Meeting This Weekend PM Honoured By COPAJIS 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 fullscreenPlay Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has been honoured for her 40 years of unbroken and dedicated service as a Parliamentarian.She was presented with a citation at the official opening of the 27th Meeting of COPA.The citation states that the Prime Minister’s story was one of “tremendous achievement, dedication to duty, visionary thinking, tenacity of purpose and astute leadership”. RelatedPM Youth Awards Celebrates ‘Sweet Sixteen’
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 31 MAR 2015 Previous ArticleIndia’s DoT to issue spectrum trading guidelines by JuneNext ArticleTelefonica, Korea Telecom to encourage start-ups in South Korea Related Tags Author Steve Costello Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Huawei Español Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el software Home Huawei confirms strong 2014 profit growth FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Huawei confirmed a strong growth in profit for 2014 in its audited results, with Ken Hu, rotating CEO, stating that “with heavy investment in innovations in areas such as cloud computing, big data, 5G, SDN and NFV, we believe we are well positioned to capture the tremendous business opportunities in this digital transformation era”.The report, audited by KPMG, showed group net profit was CNY27.9 billion ($4.5 billion), up 32.7 per cent, on revenue of CNY288.2 billion, up 20.6 per cent.The company’s Carrier Business Group saw revenue increase by 16.4 per cent to CNY192.1 billion, with a “strong contribution from mobile broadband network rollouts around the world”.It noted that as a result of TDD network construction, the operator networks unit saw a 22 per cent increase in revenue from its home market.Huawei’s Consumer Business Group saw revenue increase by 32.6 per cent to CNY75.1 billion, “thanks to growing consumer demand for smartphones and particularly strong growth in emerging markets”.It also said that during the year, it invested CNY40.8 billion in R&D, a “significant increase” of 29.4 per cent year-on-year. This represented 14.2 per cent of 2014 revenue.“As 2015 unfolds, ICT technologies, notably broadband, cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT), are becoming the engines that drive transformations in many industries,” Hu continued.In line with its policy of rotating CEOs, the company said that from 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015, the role will be filled by Eric Xu. read more
“Pfizer’s packaging includes thermal and external coolants. It is self-contained and sealed,” he explained.The distribution of Covid-19 vaccines is going to be complex, with strings of networks reaching around the world, and depending on manufacturing sites and government orders. Along with Russian vaccine Sputnik V, there are five potential Chinese-made vaccines as well as the much-publicised Moderna and AstraZeneca options.Many are already being carried. Turkish Airlines Cargo said last month it was flying a Chinese vaccine from Beijing to Brazil and AirBridgeCargo has started delivering China’s CanSino version in partnership with UPS and pharma logistics company Marken.And this morning, Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics Network said it was partnering with Ethiopian Airlines to send temperature-controlled medicines from Shenzhen to Africa twice a week.The new commodity isn’t the only Covid-related shipment to take up air freight capacity, however. One forwarder noted “huge tonnages of testing kits for Covid-19 are heading to the EU from Korea with top priority, mainly to Frankfurt – over 1,000 tonnes are going on direct freighter services to all EU/UK lanes in December”.Another forwarder added: “We are having issues and seeing massively high rates on the westbound from Korea.”The Korean testing kits are also facing capacity competition, from automotive parts as both Hyundai and Kia are sending shipments to Vienna and Frankfurt, that were originally destined to travel by sea. The forwarder said ocean capacity was “full until January”, impacting air freight.“Direct airlines keep increasing the rates depending on space availability. Deferred airlines will follow that tactic.”One forwarder added: “There is loads of negative stuff going on. Or, challenging, I should say. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it becomes tragic.” It’s started: forwarders are beginning to feel the pain as vaccine distribution begins – they are getting bumped from booked flights.“Singapore Airlines has been loading vaccines in Amsterdam for the past few days,” claimed one European air freight forwarder, “I keep getting freight offloaded. It’s started.”The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which was today licensed by the UK, is made in Belgium as well as in Michigan, Massachusetts and St. Louis in the US, while BioNTech was reportedly considering sites in Germany too.The most temperature-sensitive of the vaccines available so far, it one must be kept ultra cold – at -70C – but, noted IATA Cargo chief Glyn Hughes last week, it’s actually easier to transport than ‘fridge-cold’ vaccines. © MRMake By Alex Lennane 02/12/2020 read more
OK, this last one is just for fun. Non-bike specific design shop Kikkerland does have a few bike specific products, including the Bird Bike Multi Tool.The $15 Bird tool combines 2 & 3mm hex feet with 4, 5 & 6mm tail feathers, plus an extendable Phillips screwdriver beak. If you are looking for something a bit more practical, they also do the cheap $9 Wood Fixie that swaps out the Phillips for another 2.5mm hex, with all of the bits getting a convenient ball end for work in tight spaces. Both use stainless steel tool bits, so we can’t really say how durable or precise they will be, though.Kikkerland.com Regularly riding different types of bikes, I get the sense I could never have too many multi-tools. Or for that matter ways to pack small items onto the bike & into my pockets. Popping into my inbox recently, a few small items stand out. The new Spurcycle Multi Pouch, JET’s MTB+ rolls, and the Kikkerland Bird Bike Multi Tool – each aims to keep me prepared out on the ride.Spurcycle Multi Pouch jersey pocket bagThe simple US-made Multi Pouch is a lightweight, durable & weather-resistant envelope for carrying & organizing those things that get stuffed in a jersey pocket (or into a hydration pack). Made from laminated waterproof, transparent cuben fiber sail cloth (the same base as the Dyneema we keep seeing) with a waterproof zipper, the 11.5 x 19cm (4.5 x 7.5″) pouch weighs just 14g. (It doesn’t get taped seams, so is just water-resistant.)The $29 Multi Pouch gets four snaps on the back that let you fold & secure it in half in either orientation to make a pouch to carry long items like a compact mini-pump/CO2 cartridge/tire levers or wider wallet/cash/cards/keys. Or just keep it unfolded to protect your smartphone and other larger essentials.Spurcycle.comJET Roll MTB+ saddle bag tool rollsWe just saw a couple of deals on new road JET Rolls made from synthetic leather. But these new MTB+ saddle bag tool rolls can also accommodate tube sizes of 27.5 x 3.0″ and up to 26 x 4.8″ for plus size mountain bikes & fat bikes. With the explosion of Plus-tired bikes, we’ve almost always had to carry a backpack to manage spares. But it’s nice sometime to be able to keep all the gear on the bike.JET Roll MTB+ Dragon LadyIt’s a little bit a lot of chaos trying to navigate the JET website to find exactly what you are looking for. Their classic 1990’s web design, and less that logical naming conventions make it a treasure hunt. Suffice it to say the plus-sized rolls have MTB+ in their name. There is the multi-color Dragon Lady that sells for $70 and is held in place by a single synthetic toestrap.JET Roll MTB+ Balls 8And then there’s the $90 Balls 8 made from a tougher synthetic canvas in black or navy blue. It even gets a real leather double toestrap to secure it in place to your saddle rails.Both are handmade in the USA from heavy-duty fabrics and feature metal button fasteners to adjust it inside & keep it closed without the strap, plus an internal contrasting pump loop. You’ll find them hiding with other new & limited edition rolls on JET’s Black Project Division page. Btw, the seemingly free-for-all naming is actually inspired by classic military jets. Get it JETs? So, not entirely random.JustEnoughTools.comKikkerland Bird Bike Multi Tool read more
Otto Marine Limited, its 90% owned subsidiary, Go Marine Group Pty Ltd, has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to sell seven vessels.The MoA, signed on 31st December 2013, is for the vessels known as GO 4 IT, GO Puriya, GO Shaula, Piparn, Yikara, Minotaur and Centaur to RSOV Marine Pte Ltd (the buyer) for an aggregate consideration of $10 million.Mr Yaw Chee Siew, the company’s Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder, owns a 29% interest in the issued and paid-up share capital of the buyer, with the remainder held by unrelated third party.The above transaction is not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated net tangible assets per share or earnings per share of the Company for the financial year ended 31 December 2013. [mappress]Press Release, January 3, 2014 read more
The ninth episode of Homeland season 8, saw Carrie (Claire Danes) trying to locate the missing flight recorder. If you want to avoid spoilers for Homeland season 8, we suggest you stop reading now. If you don’t mind then please keep reading.The episode opened up with Saul (Mandy Patinkin) arriving back at base after the disastrous attempt at bringing Carrie in last episode. He walked in to find Mike (Cliff Chamberlain) prepping a new plan to capture Carrie. Saul was furious and told Mike to stand his team down. Mike said Carrie was in full flight which Saul said was nonsense, knowing Carrie would be after the flight recorder. Mike wasn’t for listening and informed Saul that he’d been recalled to Washington.The CIA team used a drone to follow Carrie and Yevgeny (Costa Ronin) but lost them when their vehicle went under cover. Before continuing their search for the flight recorder, they checked into a local hotel. In the lobby they saw the news which was reporting about the situation in Pakistan. They promised they would treat any incursion of US troops as an act of war. Carrie spoke to Yevgeny and explained that she thought the helicopter may have malfunctioned.Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIMEThe next day they went searching around the pawn shops that dealt in tech. Their initial searches came up empty but they were approached by a kid who said he knew where to find what they were looking for. They followed him to another pawn shop where they were greeted by the owner. He was in possession of four flight recorders but not the one they sought. Meanwhile, Saul arrived back at the White House and went straight to a meeting with President Hayes (Sam Trammell), Wellington (Linus Roache) and Zabel (Hugh Dancy). Saul immediately expressed his concerns about recent events and explained that the video that they used hadn’t been vetted properly. He knew it was possible that Jalal was telling lies to get the Taliban on his side. Saul also pointed out that Zabel wasn’t qualified to be making the moves he was. Zabel argued and managed to keep Hayes on his side. After the meeting Saul was furious with Wellington but he pointed out that he wasn’t been kept in the loop or listened to.Carrie and Yevegeny split up and finally Carrie had some luck. She found Max’s rucksack but the shop owner said it was empty when he received it. Yevgeny arrived and told them the American team were looking for her. He wanted Carrie to leave by the rear exit while he would try to distract the search team. Before she left, Carrie spoke to the shop owner and made a deal to meet back at midnight.Yevgeny met her back at the hotel and said they needed to leave but Carrie refused. Instead she came up with a plan which involved using Jenna (Andrea Bragg). She called her and said she was close to finding the flight recorder but needed her help. She wanted the location of the safehouse where the search team were based, promising that she would go there once she had the flight recorder. Jenna was torn but but gave her the information. Yevgeny passed the location to the authorities to have them arrested.Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIMEWhile Yevgeny was out, Carrie climbed out the window to make her midnight meet. She’d managed to get Saul to arrange a million dollars as payment for the flight recorder. She returned to the pawn shop and met the seller. He showed her the flight recorder and she verified that it came from the helicopter. She arranged payment then threatened him at gunpoint to leave.Carrie began to listen to the flight recorder but was tracked down by Yevgeny. He listened in as well and they both heard that the helicopter came into difficulty and crashed while attempting an emergency landing. Relieved that she was right she posed the question “What happens now?” and asked Yevgeny to help her get it to the American embassy.He asked why he would do that and she said she believed he was good. She proposed that they could keep working together. Somehow that turned into the pair making out before Carrie stopped and remembered the task at hand. She said they could get back to making out later once they had delivered the flight recorder. Before she could react, Yevgeny had a needle in her neck. He took her back to the hotel, placed her on the bed and kissed her head before taking off with his team and the flight recorder.Elsewhere in the episode, Tasneem (Nimrat Kaur) went to meet with Jalal (Elham Ehsas). She was met by Balach (Seear Kohi) who had her hooded before she could be driven into the mountains.Credit: Sifeddine Elamine/SHOWTIMEAt the meet she chastised him and told him to stand down. If he didn’t comply she promised Pakistan would hunt him down and replace him with someone who listened. She followed him outside and was shocked to see the huge number of fighters that he had amassed. He raised his arms and they all began chanting his name.Tasneem went to her father (Art Malik) and said that they would have to protect Jalal. She also said that they must answer American threats with threats of their own, in the strongest possible terms. This meant threatening to use nuclear weapons.At the end of the episode, Wellington called Saul to explain that Pakistan were moving their short-range nukes in response to the threats that Hayes had made. In the situation room, Zabel was convinced that the Pakistani’s wouldn’t use them. Hayes was frustrated that the Pakistani’s hadn’t backed down but it looked like they were drawing plans up to strike before they could use them.Can’t wait for the next episode? Read our Homeland season 8 episode 10 preview.UK viewers can watch the next episode of Homeland season 8 on Channel 4 on Sundays at 9pm. read more
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles reminds Hoosiers that all BMV license branches will be closed today and tomorrow in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.All license branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Saturday, Nov. 26.Don’t forget that banks, and government offices will be closed today, and there is no mail delivery as well.
Jeremy Lin acknowledged the contributions DeMar DeRozan made to Toronto on Friday.Lin, 30, became the first Asian-American to win an NBA championship Thursday after the Raptors’ Game 6 victory over Warriors in the Finals. He took to Twitter and gave thanks to DeRozan for the “positive impact” he had on the franchise. NBA free agency rumors: If Nets sign Kyrie Irving, it’s highly unlikely D’Angelo Russell returns Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks don’t believe they’re out of running for guard The four-time All-Star called himself the team’s “sacrificial lamb” earlier this month when discussing is involvement in the team’s recent success. “You just have to sit back and understand, like, you know, you are the reason so many things was even possible,” DeRozan said.Lin, the posterboy for the Knicks’ illustrious “Linsanity” movement in 2011-12, has been a journeyman throughout his nine-year career. He played for seven NBA teams before signing with Toronto in 2018-19. While he appeared in just 31 games as a Raptor, it appears like DeRozan’s obvious influence had a lasting effect on him. “Having lived in Toronto last 4 months, Ive seen by far more @DeMar_DeRozan jerseys than anyone else,” he wrote. “Dont rly know Demar personally but the positive impact he had is so obvious. Hope he gets credit for laying the foundation and paving the way!”Having lived in Toronto last 4 months, Ive seen by far more @DeMar_DeRozan jerseys than anyone else. Dont rly know Demar personally but the positive impact he had is so obvious. Hope he gets credit for laying the foundation and paving the way! #thankyouDemar— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 14, 2019DeRozan was traded by Toronto in a blockbuster trade that netted the team Kawhi Leonard from the Spurs. He is the Raptors’ all-time leading scorer and spent nine seasons representing Canada, but couldn’t help them get over the hump in the Eastern Conference and make an appearance in the Finals. Related News read more
*It was hot and humid, it was windy and one semifinalist, China’s Peng Shuai, had already bitten the dust as a result of match-ending cramps, but Serena Williams took to Arthur Ashe court directly afterwards to compete for her first final appearance at a Grand Slam this year on Friday afternoon.The number one seed and world no. 1 was to face Ekaterina Makarova of Russia (1st Slam semifinal appearance) who knocked her out of the Australian open in 2012 and along with her partner Elena Vesnina, knocked she and her sister Venus Williams out of US Open doubles just days ago.That would likely mean trouble for the Russian, as Serena has been known to relentlessly exact revenge on those who find a way to stop her from achieving her goals (see Sharapova rivalry stats since Wimbledon 2004).Serena had been getting slow starts in some of her matches during this us open though she was obviously able to flip the switch and right the ship, but she made a vow to Chris Evert during an interview that she would change with her semifinal match.She did.Serena started out serving, holding easily by using “the biggest weapon in women’s tennis” to great effect. Makarova was able to hold her own service game directly afterwards, making the score 1-1. Serena, in turn, held again, then broke The Russian to go up 3-1. Serena served her way to another hold again for 4-1.The pressure began to mount for Makarova, likely frazzled by the enormity of the occasion, and she consequently dropped her next service game. Now up 5-1, Serena, was to serve to close out a potentially stress free first set. And In just 46 minutes, the first set went to the 2-time defending champion, putting her just one set away from the opportunity to secure her 6th us open title and her 18th Grand Slam title. If achieved, the feat would tie legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in the number of Grand Slams won since the open era.An uncharacteristically wobbly Makarova started out serving in the second set, immediately losing the first 3 points for 0-40 and handing three break points to Serena. She saved one with an ace down the T, but Serena bested her in a rally on the next point, causing an unforced error and broke for 1-0.Quickly up 30-0 in the next game, Serena fires a 121 mph serve up the T and another at 99 mph to hold and consolidate the break for 2-0. Justifiably deflated, Makarova lost the first point on her next service game but drew an unforced error from Serena on the next point for 15-all. But Serena won the next two points for 40-15, securing another chance to break.She did. One set in hand and 3-0, Serena.Two big serves, a deft volley and a drive go-behind volley earned her an likely insurmountalbe 4-0 lead. Then the champion immediately went up 30-0 in the next game with Makarova serving. Makarova took the next with a forehand winner, but had a second serve on the next point punished for 40-15. She brought the score to deuce by winning the next two points and secured her first chance to hold in the second set with another one. Makarova narrowly secured the hold for 1-3.45 minutes in, Serena is now up serving for a 5-1 lead. She held Makarova to just one point, closing out the game by serving a 91 mph unreturnable out wide.Makarova was able to overcome a 30-all scoreline in her next service game and hold for 2-5 with two decent serves.Serena, now up to serve for the match could taste her first final of the year.She took the first point with an unreturnable serve and won the second with a line-finding groundy to go up 30-0 in the game. But she made errors on the next two points to allow Makarova to even the score at 30-all. Makarova was able to make two great returns to take the next two points and broke for the first time for 3-5.It was a temporary, though, because what she couldn’t get done with her serve, Serena was more than capable on the day to “return” her way to the win.Serena rushed out to a quick 30-15 lead on Maks next service game, but the Russian won the next point for 30-all. Serena, however, took the next point in a rally and earned her first match point. She didn’t falter and forced an out wide error form the Russian, taking the match, 6-1, 6-3, and earning her spot in her 4th consecutive US Open final. And she did it in just one hour (maybe Usain Bolt’s presence in her box urged her to speed things up a bit) and this time without dropping a set.Serena dropped to her knees in front of the 20k + fans and let out a champion’s roar, as her theme song this week, “Roar,” by Katy Perry has alluded to these two weeks she’s been campaigning at Flushing Meadows.“I feel so good! I’m so happy…I don’t even know what to say,” she told her Fed Cup coach, Mary Jo Fernandez, in her on court interview. “I’m just happy to be here in New York in another final.”The “oldest woman to hold the number one ranking and to win a US Open (2013)” put in a comprehensive performance and she’ll compete against her friend, Caroline Wozniacki, on Sunday for the title.“I want to win and make a little history and she’s such a great person and wants to win her first Grand Slam … I will be happy with whatever the outcome, so I’m gonna enjoy it,” she said when asked her thoughts on the final.Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/09/soul-of-the-us-open-serena-williams-earns-4th-consecutive-us-open-final-appearance/#OmqXUZVgJPfU1uDq.99 read more
By Rowan Forster Pakenham Rotary Club has awarded four members with the highly-prestigious Paul Harris (PH) award, recognising their significant…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.