The ISO Draft International Standards for Drones will be open for public consultation, with drone operators, academics, businesses and the public invited to submit comments by 21 January.After that, final adoption of the standards is expected to be rolled out worldwide over the course of next year.Co-founder and chief executive of manufacturer Dronamics Svilen Rangelov told The Loadstar industry-wide standards was an important step, but pointed to potential difficulties.“Use cases for unmanned technologies can be vastly different – from crop monitoring in agriculture, to disaster relief, to inspection of wind farm blades,” he said.“Cargo, on the other hand, presents its own sets of specific challenges and opportunities for automation.“Aviation, one of the most scrutinised and regulated industries in the world, has already solved a lot of them, so this ISO draft should be standing on the shoulders of giants.”Mr Rangelov said he would be looking at the standards and submitting feedback in due course.In the UK, the government is reportedly working on a UK Drone Bill, expected early next year, that will create its own regulatory framework aided by the new IOS standards.The convenor of the IOS working group responsible for developing the standards, Robert Garbett, said he was “delighted” the work had reached a point where public consultation could begin.“My conversations with drone buyers, manufacturers, users and the wider public indicate that these standards are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed by all,” he said.“I’d encourage all those with an interest in drones to engage with the consultation process, so no stone is left unturned in our quest for the creation and adoption of best-practice drone standards.” Next year will see the adoption of the first worldwide standards for operating drones.The International Standards Organisation (IOS) unveiled the standards today, following a seven-year global collaboration with standards institutions across the world.“These are expected to trigger rapid acceleration of growth in drones, as organisations worldwide are galvanised to adopt drones against a new background of reassurance on safety and security,” it said.“The new standards will play an essential role in guiding how drones are used safely and effectively in a framework of regulatory compliance.” By Alexander Whiteman 21/11/2018 © George Tsartsianidis
Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Bishop Elections The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Comments (1) This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Tags Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT [Episcopal News Service] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced a slate of four nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s sixth bishop.The nominees are:The Very Rev. Mark Bourlakas, 49, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, Kentucky;The Rev. Jeanne Finan, 62, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Asheville, North Carolina;The Rev. Gail Greenwell, 57, rector of St. Michael and All Angels in Mission, Kansas; andThe Rt. Rev. David Rice, 51, bishop of the Diocese of Waiapu in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.Detailed information about the four nominees is available here.A petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until Dec. 18.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese March 1-3, 2013, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop election will take place on March 9 and the ordination is scheduled for July 20.The sixth bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. Neff Powell, who has served as the diocese’s fifth bishop since 1996. Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Father Ron Smith says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA December 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm It is perhaps quite natural that +David Cappel-Rice, Bishop of Waiapu, in the North Island of New Zealand, should be considered for a job in his old homeland in North America. However, that’s now 2 of our ACANZP Bishops – the other is the Pakeha Archbishop of New Zealand, who has been chosen to head the Anglican Ecumenical centre in Rome, Italy – who have been actively ‘poached’ by oversea interests in the Anglican Communion!Now, that’s either a great boost for our New Zealand Church or, alternatively, ACANZP could be seriously weakened by the loss of two very capable and well-loved Bishops, both of whom have contributed largely to what we have become in our multi-cultural society. However, at a time of stress within the Communion, we in Aotearoa/New Zealand can be proud that we have produced Bishops of the like of these two cleric by the patriarchal name of ‘David’, to help in the mission of the world-wide Anglican Communion at this time in our joint history. 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Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Tessie Sanci BMO Disciplined International Equity Fund is a long-only fund that invests in equity securities of companies in developed countries outside of North America. It strives to deliver excess return relative to the MSCI EAFE benchmark with about the same level of risk. BMO GAM’s disciplined equity team will manage both funds. Fidelity Investments unveils new climate-focused fund suite BMO to launch six new mutual funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Fund launchesCompanies BMO Global Asset Management Wealthsimple launches Sharia-compliant ETF Chicago-based BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM), a part of Toronto-based Bank of Montreal (BMO), announced on Friday the launch of two new funds, BMO Global Long/Short Equity Fund and BMO Disciplined International Equity Fund. BMO Global Long/Short Equity Fund invests in both long and short positions and seeks to provide upside participation when markets are rising and downside protection when they fall. Depending on market conditions, the fund will have net long exposure in the range of 40% to 80%, according to BMO GAM’s announcement. Related news read more
RelatedPM Congratulates Obama on Remarkable Victory in U.S Presidential Elections Advertisements RelatedPM Congratulates Obama on Remarkable Victory in U.S Presidential Elections PM Congratulates Obama on Remarkable Victory in U.S Presidential Elections UncategorizedNovember 5, 2008 RelatedPM Congratulates Obama on Remarkable Victory in U.S Presidential Elections FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, has congratulated Barack Obama, on his remarkable victory in the US Presidential elections.In his congratulations to President-elect Obama, on being elected as the 44th President of the United States, Mr. Golding said Obama’s victory is a testimony to the values of America’s national motto- E Pluribus Unum (One from many), which has enforced the power of inclusiveness of the American dream.“You have been called to lead the most powerful nation of the world at a time when the world faces its most formidable challenges in our lifetime”, Mr Golding said. He noted that Obama’s message during the election campaign demonstrated his profound understanding of these challenges as he shared his vision for a new world of peace and prosperity.“I am confident that as you set about actualising this vision, you will make this a better place for all of mankind”, Mr. Golding said in his message.The Prime Minister expressed the hope that developing countries like Jamaica, so often left on the periphery of the global agenda, will be part of the foreign policy framework, which recognises that shared, broad-based development is the surest way to secure and maintain global prosperity and stability.“I look forward to the strengthening under your administration of the warm relations that Jamaica has enjoyed with the US for many years and you are assured of Jamaica’s co-operation as we both strive to make improvements in the quality of life of our people”, Mr Golding concluded. read more
RelatedCorrectional Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project RelatedCorrectional Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is to undertake a review of the electronic monitoring pilot project, with a view to implementing the system as part of the correctional programme.Electronic monitoring is a surveillance system, used by correctional services globally, to monitor the activities of convicted offenders, who have been granted conditional release from incarceration. The process involves attaching an anklet to the offender, whose movements are then observed from a central site.Speaking at a demonstration of the system at the DCS’ head offices in Downtown Kingston on Thursday (Jan. 8), Acting Commissioner of Corrections, June Jarrett, informed that the two-year pilot project, which commenced in 2007, has ended, and the project will be evaluated with the aim of “perfecting it to move ahead.”Cabinet approved the pilot project, for which a US$150,000 contract was awarded to United States-based firm, Dilieu Technology, to be the sole provider and implementer of the system.“We have some policy decisions that must be taken before we start. We are awaiting our final report (on the project), after which we will go back to Cabinet,” the Acting Commissioner said during the demonstration, which was staged for a visiting government delegation from the Bahamas.Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security had extended an invitation to the Bahamians to view a demonstration of the electronic monitoring system, which the Bahamas is in the process of implementing as a pilot project.Mrs. Jarrett advised that six parishes were involved in the project, namely: Kingston, St. Andrew, Hanover, St. Elizabeth, Manchester, and Clarendon, with some 1,000 persons sensitised, and 40 additional persons trained as taggers, to monitor the activities of the volunteer offenders, who were fitted with the monitoring device.The Acting Commissioner described electronic monitoring as an ideal tool in the rehabilitation of inmates. “We see this as a very good option, especially in terms of population reduction in the institutions, and. we have overcrowding in our major institutions. So, we welcome it,” Mrs. Jarrett stated.Project Manager, Ira Porter, informed that under the project, a monitoring centre was established, equipped with computers and configured for monitoring the volunteers, and testing the tracking devices. She said that two rounds of training were conducted for probation aftercare officers, monitors, taggers, and trainers, while sensitisation sessions were held for some senior members of staff at the DCS’ head office.“The first round was conducted by Dilieu Technology personnel, and the second by the Department of Correctional Services’ personnel. The first sets of volunteers were tagged (in) November 2008. (Some) 48 persons were tagged, covering most parishes, with tracking covering all parishes,” the Project Manager said, adding that the project has had “favourable success” in the tracking and tagging of the volunteers.She said that surveys of the DCS’ staff, inmates, volunteers, and ex-offenders, to determine acceptance of electronic monitoring in the society, have been completed.Bahamian National Security Minister, Tommy Turnquest, who headed the visiting delegation, said he was impressed with the project. He informed that his country has already passed legislation to implement the project as a pilot.“We hope that by the first quarter of this year, we will be able to begin a pilot programme. Unlike what you do in Jamaica, our initial thinking, and that may change, is.that we are likely to have the police do the monitoring (as against the correctional services),” Mr. Turnquest informed. Correctional Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project UncategorizedJanuary 10, 2009 RelatedCorrectional Services to Review Electronic Monitoring Pilot Project read more
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Super-fast start to ‘Year of 5G’ The ‘Year of 5G’ is off to a super-fast start, with Australia ranked in the top five for 5G download speeds according to an independent global survey by Opensignal.Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said it was an outstanding result.“Globally, Australia ranks fifth for 5G download speeds and eighth for 5G peak download speeds, which makes us world leaders in 5G,” Minister Fletcher said. “Australian users are experiencing average speeds of over 250 Mbps on our 5G networks.”The Minister also said the rollout of 5G would ramp up in 2021. Australia’s three major mobile networks operators now have active 5G networks. Telstra is aiming to have 75 per cent population coverage by June 2021, Optus has switched on over 1000 5G sites, and Vodafone is planning to reach more than 85 per cent of the population in Australia’s six largest cities by the end of this year.Australia will hold two 5G spectrum auctions in 2021. In April, high band 5G spectrum (in the 26 GHz band) will become available, enabling extremely fast, high-capacity services. In December 2020, Telstra achieved a world-first 5G download speed record of 5 Gbps using high band 5G spectrum. In the second half of 2021, the Government will make low band 5G spectrum (in the 850/900 MHz band) available, which will be crucial for broader geographic coverage of 5G services.“The Government is making spectrum available, while the telecommunications industry is ramping up the rollout of the network – we are working together to make 2021 the ‘Year of 5G’ so that all Australians can enjoy the benefits this technology will provide,” Minister Fletcher said.To find out how you can benefit from 5G, contact a mobile network operator of your choice, or go to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:5G, AusPol, Australia, Australian, communications, Download, Government, industry, infrastructure, Minister, mobile network, Optus, regional development, technology, Telstra, Transport, Vodafone read more
One more step toward State Square Revitalisation: 90 Bay Car Park Designs Released NT GovernmentWork on revitalising the Darwin CBD and State Square continues to roll on with the design of the 90 Bay Carpark released today.The State Square overhaul is a critical part of the historic $200 million Darwin City Deal, delivered in partnership with the Australian Government and the City of Darwin.Local business Clouston Associates have completed the design works, with the construction tender expected to be released in April to make these plans come to life.The 90-Bay Parliamentary Carpark redevelopment will include the removal of the existing car park, reorientating Parliament Lane to enter and exit from the Esplanade and landscaping that aesthetically compliments the Native Landscape Garden atop the State Square Underground Carpark.The redevelopment will include a generous lawn area and services infrastructure, which can accommodate community events and activities such as job creating festivals.Pathways will connect Civic and State Square and the Native Landscape Garden atop the Underground Car Park to the Esplanade, with shade from tree canopies where possible and all elements including planting, lighting, furniture and finishes will be integrated seamlessly into the landscaping design.Other State Square works which are nearing completion is the Chan Building demolition which is going through final stages of removal and will be grassed and opened by the end of May.Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:“Supporting Territorians with a pipeline of works is one way the Territory Labor Government is making sure local jobs and local businesses are supported. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, building, business, car, City of Darwin, community, Darwin, deal, Government, infrastructure, jobs, Minister, Northern Territory, parliament, pipeline, planning read more