UK lawyers taking Belgian citizenship in case of no-deal Brexit

first_img James Booth Tuesday 13 August 2019 3:03 pm Read more: The future eminence of our legal sector rests on more than Brexit Soames said he had joined the Belgian Bar in order to maintain his rights to practice in the EU post-Brexit. UK lawyers in Brussels are taking Belgian citizenship in order to keep practising before the European courts post-Brexit. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, British lawyers practising in the EU will lose their right to lawyer-client privilege where any legal advice given remains confidential. “A significant part of my work is arguing cases before the European courts, as of 31 October my rights of audience cease. This goes for all British lawyers unless there is a withdrawal agreement,” Soames said. “Taking another nationality is not something I have done lightly,” he said. “I’m very happy to be living in Belgium and grateful but I never imagined it would ever be necessary and when doing it I was sad.” Trevor Soames, a Brussels-based partner with US law firm Quinn Emanuel who recently obtained Belgian citizenship, told City A.M.: “Everybody I know either has done it or is in the process of doing it. I can’t think of anybody who hasn’t –  they’d be silly not to.” whatsapp Brussels is a key centre for competition law and most large international law firms have an office there to advise clients on European law issues. More than 2,700 UK lawyers have paid €300 (£279) to join the Irish roll of solicitors to ensure they continue to maintain their current rights within the EU. British lawyers will also lose their rights of audience before European courts.center_img “Becoming a Belgian citizen protects me from the possibility this law will click back and come into operation at the end of 2021,” he said. Share UK lawyers taking Belgian citizenship in case of no-deal Brexit However, legally only citizens from the European Economic Area can join the Belgian Bar. The Belgian government has granted a stay of execution, meaning lawyers from the UK can join the local Bar until 2021, but Soames said he was worried that right could lapse. A competition partner at another US law firm said: “It is a trend that began soon after the Brexit referendum…It obviously makes good sense if you are working with European law.” However, the Irish Law Society has thrown doubt on whether this will be enough with the suggestion that lawyers will need to be established within Ireland and pay indemnity insurance within the state. whatsapp Read more: Court short: Will Brexit loosen the UK’s legal grip? More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comlast_img read more

British nationals face two week ‘isolation’ from first Wuhan airlift

first_imgAround 200 individuals will be airlifted out of the country with the UK government using a charter civilian aircraft and crew, following BA’s decision to suspend all flights in and out of the country. whatsapp They will be kept at an undisclosed location where they will be put into 14-day “assisted isolation with all necessary medical attention”, the Prime Minister’s press secretary said. He was unable to comment on whether children would be on the flight back to the UK, or if they may be separated from parents during the two-week quarantine. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunMilitary BudThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMilitary BudRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Around 100 people have been tested in the UK, but all have come back negative so far. The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee will meet on Thursday, the third time in a week, to evaluate whether the new coronavirus spreading from China constitutes an international emergency. The first flight carrying British nationals out of the coronavirus-affected city of Wuhan will depart tomorrow morning UK time, Downing Street confirmed today. There have been at least 5,974 confirmed cases of coronavirus in mainland China — including 132 deaths. The government is following medical advice from a number of bodies including Public Health England and the chief medical officer. Wednesday 29 January 2020 4:48 pm “Our priority is to keep British nationals and their family members together and we have urgently raised this with the Chinese authorities,” the Prime Minister’s press secretary said this afternoon. This afternoon cases have been confirmed in Finland and the United Arab Emirates. Australia has confirmed six cases. Show Comments ▼ Health secretary Matt Hancock chaired a Cobra meeting today, where he updated British nationals face two week ‘isolation’ from first Wuhan airlift Only British passport holders who do not also hold Chinese nationality are being allowed to leave the country currently. British officials in Beijing are urging the Chinese government to let dependants leave too. Catherine Neilan Share A sign advising clients in various languages, including Chinese, that respiratory masks are sold out, (AFP via Getty Images) Main image: Getty More From Our Partners Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

2018 Remembered: Laois teacher opens up about her incredible weight loss

first_img Community Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS2018 RememberedMoira Fitzpatrick WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening By LaoisToday Reporter – 1st January 2019 Community WhatsApp 2018 Remembered: Laois teacher opens up about her incredible weight loss Council Twitter Pinterest Home News Community 2018 Remembered: Laois teacher opens up about her incredible weight loss NewsCommunity Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Facebook What an incredible feat this was! Over a year ago, Moira set out on a course of events to lose weight and ended up changing her life.She is truly an inspiration to all. Well done Moira! In May 2017, Moira Fitzpatrick began a journey which has seen her completely transform her life.The Killeshin NS teacher, who is from The Heath, decided to make a change and the results are clear for all to see.70 weeks ago, Moira joined Slimming World under the guidance of Ingrid Mason in the Killeshin Hotel and has gone on to lose an incredible 10 stone since.Speaking to LaoisToday, Moira said that the turning point for her was when she saw herself in a photo.She said: “I was always someone who struggled with weight. I would go on different diets and lose a few stone before slipping back into bad habits and putting it back on again.“But I saw myself in a photo and I did not like what I saw so I decided I really had to try something different.“I decided to join Slimming World in the Killeshin Hotel and I was of the opinion that if that didn’t work, well that was going to be the end of it for me.“I remember going up to the door and I was absolutely trembling as I didn’t know what to expect.“But what I found was a group of people who were all so kind and driven to help me achieve my goal under the guidance of Ingrid Mason.“So I set a target of losing 10 stone and I was determined to reach it.”Moira says that it was all about making a lifestyle change. She cut out all junk and unhealthy foods – and has not eaten any since she started the diet.She said: “Initially it was about making a lifestyle change. I gave up cake, crisps, bread and chocolate and have not eaten any since.“But I don’t feel hungry because I am getting the goodness that I need from what I am now eating in terms of fruit and other healthy foods.”Moira found that she made progress quickly initially and that helped her to push on.She said: “I had a stone gone after the first two weigh ins and that really drove me on.“After I lost five stone I began going on two 45 minute walks per week which helped me reach my goal.”Moira said she has had incredible support from friends, family and the school where she teaches – Killeshin NS.Moira’s sister Freda Condell told of how proud the whole family are of what Moira has achieved.She said: “I think this is a good news story locally which everyone can learn from.“A lot of people struggle with diets and give up but Moira is an inspiration and proof locally that one change can be life changing.“Our whole family are so proud of her and what she has done.”Moira also told how her weight loss transformation has already had an impact on one person.She said: “I did my teacher training ten years ago in Scotland and one of the women who was on the course remains a good friend of mine still.“Her son saw pictures of me online and how I had lost so much weight. And it inspired him to make a change in his own life.“His mam showed him my pictures and he has gone on to lose six stone. It really is incredible how seeing other people make a change can help someone else.”For anyone who is reading Moira’s story and wants to make a change, Moira has some simple advice – go for it.She said: “Set yourself a target and make it a high one.“And go join a group like the Slimming World group I became part of. No matter how difficult it may seem now, one change could make all the difference.“I’ll be forever grateful for the support received by my family, partner and my Slimming World 10am group.“I now face a new challenge as a target and free member of slimming world for life to protect and maintain my weight loss – something which I fully intend to do.” Previous article2018 Remembered – Laois mum of three delighted as stolen car recoveredNext article2018 Remembered: Portlaoise priest says ‘church cannot bury its head in the sand’ following Referendum result LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

Effect of HIV on the Disabled Require Greater Attention – UNAIDS

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (USAIDS) country representative for Jamaica, the Bahamas and Cuba, Miriam Maluwa, has called for greater attention to be placed on HIV and its effect on the disabled community. “The issues of disability and HIV require attention in Jamaica. The disabled community in Jamaica constitute one of the most vulnerable groups,” she stated.Ms. Maluwa was speaking at the launch of the UNAIDS/Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities programme, which is designed to empower persons with disabilities in the fight against the disease, recently at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.The initiative entitled: ‘Education and economic empowerment for persons with disabilities responding to HIV and AIDS, will involve two components – public education and income generation. UNAIDS is financially supporting the programme with an initial $2.5 million allocation and the initiative is expected to generate more funds as it evolves. The public education programme component will involve materials that are printed for the HIV/AIDS campaign being transformed into an accessible format for members of the disabled community. Messages about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, will be printed in Braille, on key rings and T-shirts, and distributed among the disabled community. Text messages will be sent to persons, who are deaf.In the meantime, the economic generation aspect is designed to help persons access business skills and small grants to initiate and manage their own businesses, thus reducing their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Discussions are at an advanced stage with the Jamaica National Small Business Loan Facility to implement this aspect of the project as quickly as possible.Businesses must be economically viable and sustainable and may include selling phone cards, cooking gas, industrial detergent, and raising broiler and layer chickens.The participants will also benefit from training from the Jamaica Business Development Centre.Lauding the focus on income generation, Mrs. Maluwa said “statistics are showing that approximately 200,000 persons living with a disability in Jamaica have less than one per cent of income.” She argued that empowering them to earn their own income will “reduce possible vulnerability and abuse by those who are taking care of them for lack of economic stability.”In the meantime, the UNAIDS Representative said that leadership is required at the individual, community, political and national levels in the fight against the disease. “Sustaining this leadership and accelerating action on AIDS should involve everybody, religious leaders, community youth, council leaders, chief executives, trade unions and young people,” Mrs. Maluwa stated.She noted further that the atmosphere should be created, where people, who are living with HIV, feel comfortable coming out and openly contributing to the society, not withstanding their HIV status.“It should also involve behaviour responsibility, changes in our sexual practices. It should also involve treating others with dignity and respect irrespective of their HIV status, thus reducing stigma and discrimination,” she stated. In his remarks, State Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Gallimore said “we have to use every available avenue to let the persons who have disabilities know all about this virus, know about how it is spread, and know about how the changes in lifestyle can reduce your risk significantly.”The World Health Organisation and UNAIDS estimates that there are 33 million people globally living with HIV. This year alone 2.5 million people were infected with HIV and 2.1 million people are dying of AIDS-related diseases. RelatedEffect of HIV on the Disabled Require Greater Attention – UNAIDS RelatedEffect of HIV on the Disabled Require Greater Attention – UNAIDScenter_img Effect of HIV on the Disabled Require Greater Attention – UNAIDS UncategorizedDecember 18, 2007 RelatedEffect of HIV on the Disabled Require Greater Attention – UNAIDSlast_img read more

Canada investment supports tourism industry in Northwest Territories

first_imgCanada investment supports tourism industry in Northwest Territories From: Canadian Northern Economic Development AgencyTourism is a key component of NWT’s economic diversification, but with many travel and public health restrictions still in place, NWT’s tourism industry continues to face challenges on the road to recovery. Throughout the pandemic, tourism businesses in NWT have demonstrated their resilience and adaptability, and support from the Government of Canada is helping the tourism industry to continue preparing for when travel restrictions are lifted.May 28, 2021 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)Tourism is a key component of NWT’s economic diversification, but with many travel and public health restrictions still in place, NWT’s tourism industry continues to face challenges on the road to recovery. Throughout the pandemic, tourism businesses in NWT have demonstrated their resilience and adaptability, and support from the Government of Canada is helping the tourism industry to continue preparing for when travel restrictions are lifted.The Government of Canada remains committed to working with northern businesses and communities to help stimulate the territorial economies and support Northerners.Federal investment supports five tourism projects in NWTToday, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for the Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced an investment of nearly $4 million to support five tourism projects that will contribute to the recovery and growth of the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry.$2,746,601 to support Northwest Territories Tourism in their three-year project to enhance tourism research, marketing and market development by focusing its destination marketing activities on three key areas: research and strategy; domestic marketing and content development; and modernization of their web and digital platforms.$333,600 to support the Town of Hay River’s three-year project to expand community tourism platforms and implement a tourism development plan, which will help the town promote itself as a tourism destination and further develop tourism opportunities.$699,325 to Lutsel K’e Dene Lodges General Partner Inc. to support renovations to Frontier Lodge as well as a new marketing, sales and distribution strategy to take advantage of the economic opportunities related to the creation of the Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve.$99,999 to Canoe North Adventures Ltd. to support their two-year project to establish the Nahanni Canoe Outfitting and Interpretive Centre (NCOIC) in Fort Simpson which will include a display gallery to exhibit works by local artists, as well as an interpretive component to share Indigenous culture and traditions with Canoe North Adventures’ clients through elder and youth story-telling and activities.$79,898 investment in the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Development project to create and revitalize tourism infrastructure near Whati by establishing three campsites along the La Martre River and revitalizing the mechanized boat pull where the Marion River meets Marion Lake.Today’s announcement further demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to help position the NWT tourism industry for a strong recovery, while promoting all of the unique places and experiences the territory has to offer. CanNor’s continued support of the NWT tourism industry contributes to building a stronger and more resilient tourism economy in the North and supports community economic diversification.Quotes“The Government of Canada has been there for the tourism sector since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to be there through to our economic reopening and recovery. We are proud to be making key investments to support tourism businesses and organizations as they prepare to welcome visitors from home and abroad to their beautiful communities once it is safe to do so.”The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CanNor“Our tourism operators have shown resilience and resolve over this past year, and I know they’re ready and willing to welcome visitors back as soon as it’s safe to do so. This support, delivered through CanNor, will help make sure NWT tourism operators are able to bounce back from this crisis. I’m looking forward to seeing businesses around the NWT welcome visitors again when restrictions start to lift. People will travel again and today’s investments will help our local tour operators and businesses be ready to greet them.”Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, Northwest Territories“From vast and beautiful landscapes, to unique cultures and events, to vivid displays of aurora, NWT has much to share with Northerners, Canadians and visitors from around the world. By investing in tourism today, we are ensuring that the NWT is ready to welcome back all visitors in the future, and we are helping the sector stay resilient during difficult times.”The Honourable Larry Bagnell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency)“The support we and our tourism industry members have received through CanNor has been, and continues to be, critical to our marketing efforts and to tourism in the Northwest Territories. CanNor funding provides an important supplement to funding received from the GNWT-ITI – our core funding partner. With the support of CanNor, NWT Tourism is undertaking research and ramping up our domestic marketing and content development. The modernization of web and digital platforms has always been important, but this is especially so now, as future visitors increasingly turn to the web to stay in touch with destinations and research future travel plans. The tactics we have in the works and the work we will undertake when borders open and the time is right to travel will undoubtedly speed the recovery of the tourism industry in the Northwest Territories. CanNor is a valued partner, and we appreciate the support we have received.”Donna Lee Demarcke, CEO, NWT TourismQuick factsThe funding announced today is provided through CanNor’s full suite of regular economic development programming, which support projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation. /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. 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This US$13,000 model McLaren comes with a remote for doors and lights

first_imgNothing says ‘I have a lot of money and don’t care who knows it’ quite like owning a supercar like the McLaren Senna. Except, maybe, owning a US$13,000 scale model of a McLaren Senna. And when it comes to high-end, to-scale model replicas, few do it as well as British brand Amalgam Collection. Its catalogue of high-end collectibles (let’s face it, they’re toys) includes dozens of accurate, to-scale models from luxury and rare brands like Lotus, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Bugatti, Pagani and more. Last year, Amalgam came out with its 1:8-scale McLaren Senna replica, which it showed off at mainstream auto events around the world with a price tag of US$8,324 ($11,120 here). Now the company is adding something of an interactive element in the form of a remote control that triggers moving parts like the doors and door locks, and activates the lights and hazards.“We have spent hundreds of hours designing and developing an evolution of the model that perfectly captures an exciting aspect of the design,” the company writes in the YouTube description of the feature.“We are very proud to now offer the McLaren Senna with fully functioning exterior and interior lights controlled by a sleek, minimal remote control. The remote lets you choose between all the light functions available in the original car. To create an even more magical experience we have added electric doors, which open and close at the push of a button.”The remote, which appears about the size of a smartphone and features eight pushable buttons instead of a touchscreen, bumps the price of the Senna model up to US$13,444 (or $17,950 north of the border). COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS So, yes, you could get a Nissan Sentra, Fiat 500 or a number of new vehicles for a similar or lesser price, all of which you could actually drive, but then you couldn’t tell your friends you own a McLaren Senna. advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videoscenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSMcLarenSennaLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

170 Middle School Students To Tour Labs, Hear Talks At CU-Boulder April 24

first_img Published: April 22, 2007 More than 170 eighth-graders from Boulder’s Southern Hills Middle School will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder on Tuesday, April 24, for an excursion involving lab tours, talks, science games and a field trip along Boulder Creek. The students will be hosted by CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and the National Snow and Ice Data Center on the university’s East Campus. The students will be at CU-Boulder from about 9 a.m. to noon. The East Campus is located at 30th Street and Marine Street. The eighth-graders will be sampling the aquatic insect life along Boulder Creek during the visit as part of an ecosystem education project coordinated by INSTAAR. They also will tour INSTAAR’s sediment, radiocarbon, stable isotope, dissolved organic matter, pollen, and tree-ring dating labs. The event also will include talks by INSTAAR faculty on global warming and the Arctic, the archaeology of glaciers, early humans in Europe 40,000 years ago and volcanoes in Antarctica. The talks and other activities will focus on climate change and the International Polar Year, which began in March. The Southern Hills students also will tour facilities at NSIDC, which conducts research around the world and archives and distributes data on snow, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice and ice cores. For more information contact INSTAAR’s William Manley at (303) 735-1300 or Jim Scott at (303) 492-3114. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Siemens partners with SAP to accelerate industry transformation globally

first_img Read Article asset managementIndustry 4.0-enabled business processesindustry transformationproduct lifecycle managementSAPSAP Portfolio and Project Management softwareSAP S/4HANA softwareserviceSiemensSiemens’ Teamcenter softwaresupply chain Siemens partners with SAP to accelerate industry transformation globally WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Comments (0) Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Add Comment Both organisations will be able to complement, integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers first truly integrated, enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management, supply chain, service, asset managementSiemens and SAP announced a new partnership that will leverage their industry expertise and bring together their complementary software solutions for product lifecycle, supply chain and asset management so their customers can deliver new innovation and collaborative business models that will accelerate industry transformation globally. Through this agreement, both SAP and Siemens will be able to complement and integrate their respective offerings in order to offer customers the first truly integrated and enhanced solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain, service and asset management. This will enable customers to form a true digital thread integrating all virtual models and simulations of a product or asset with real-time business information, feedback and performance data over the entire lifecycle.“Digital transformation will be critical for the manufacturing industries to increase productivity, flexibility and accelerate innovation, so companies must come together in new ways to enable the digital enterprise,” said Klaus Helmrich, Member, Managing Board, Siemens AG and CEO, Siemens Digital Industries. “This exciting collaboration between two industry leaders is about more than just interoperability and interfaces; it is about creating a truly integrated digital thread that unites product and asset lifecycle management with the business that enables customers to optimise production of products.”Silos between engineering and business have existed in enterprises for decades. This new partnership will help customers to break down these siloes so manufacturers, product design teams and service managers have the information needed to quickly create and manage customer-centric product and service offerings.“As manufacturers design and deliver smarter products and assets, access to real-time business information across networks is critical to bring new and improved innovations to market faster,” said Thomas Saueressig, Member, Executive Board, SAP and responsible for SAP Product Engineering. “Bringing together expertise from SAP and Siemens to offer Industry 4.0-enabled business processes allows enterprises to create a digital thread for the entire product and asset lifecycle. With this end-to-end solution, teams across the business network can efficiently work together to design and deliver innovative products productively, profitably and sustainably.”Going forward, both SAP and Siemens will be able to offer new solutions that combine their technologies in order to help companies shorten time to market by leveraging Industry 4.0-enabled data using intelligent assets and products. This will also give organisations the benefit of incorporating customer insights into product development through a comprehensive solution, from product design to service and asset management. As a first step in the partnership, SAP will offer Siemens’ Teamcenter software as the core foundation for product lifecycle collaboration and data management and Siemens will offer SAP Intelligent Asset Management and SAP Portfolio and Project Management software to maximise the business value for manufacturers and operators across networks. Both companies will collaborate to develop applications from an end-to-end lifecycle perspective to help customers achieve a seamless digital thread that improves overall business performance.“Combining Siemens’ Teamcenter and SAP S/4HANA software provides companies an end-to-end process capability from product design to decommission,” said Bob Parker, Senior VP, Industry Research, IDC. “The IT benefits of pre-integration of PLM, ERP, asset management and supply chain applications and the business benefits from having a more resilient response to changing market demand make this a compelling consideration for companies seeking a competitive advantage in the digital economy.” By EH News Bureau on July 21, 2020 last_img read more

Massive Mosquito Eradication Plan for Portmore

first_imgRelatedMassive Mosquito Eradication Plan for Portmore FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Mayor of Portmore, George Lee says the council will be launching a comprehensive eradication campaign in the municipality aimed at getting rid of, or drastically reducing the mosquito population in the densely populated community. Mayor Lee said part of the strategy to be adopted will include a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Health to acquire spray equipment and train personnel to use and care these machines. This is expected to commence right after the hurricane drain cleaning exercise is completed. “After we train those persons we’re going to put them on the road that should see a serious decrease in the mosquito population,” he stressed. Pointing to the recent strategy used by putting fish in the ponds, lagoons and waterways in and around the municipality the Mayor said there was some success with that measure.  However, because of a larger problem, that of sewage flowing into the waterways in some places, the fish cannot survive. Also as part of the hurricane preparedness activities drains and waterways are being cleaned.  One that has already been completed is the Waterford drain, a major waterway in the Portmore municipality.            Mayor Lee notes that with the completion of the cleaning of the Waterford drain renewed efforts will be made to replenish the fish stock especially in those areas where they had died. “We’ll soon be complaining about the sewage situation in Portmore as it is affecting people’s health. However, [in the meantime] we will be putting some more fish in, but it can’t go in areas where the sewage situation is so bad,” he told JIS News.  By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS PRO Massive Mosquito Eradication Plan for Portmore Health & WellnessMay 14, 2012 RelatedMassive Mosquito Eradication Plan for Portmore RelatedMassive Mosquito Eradication Plan for Portmore Advertisementslast_img read more

Minister Hanna Urges Children to Report Abuse and Neglect

first_imgRelatedMinister Hanna Urges Children to Report Abuse and Neglect RelatedMinister Hanna Urges Children to Report Abuse and Neglect FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna is encouraging children to report cases of abuse and neglect, reminding that neglect is also classified as a form of child abuse. “If you have a parent or guardian who is neglecting you, they can be reported because at this stage of your life, your physical and emotional well-being is important and the only way you are going to feel good about yourself is if you get care, reassurance, motivation, love,” the youth Minister told scores of students from schools in Kingston and St. Andrew on Friday, (November 2). The occasion was a youth forum held at the St. Andrew Parish Church Hall in Kingston as part of Youth Month activities and was organised by the National Child Month Committee. The Minister also encouraged the youth to speak up on the matter of sexual abuse, reminding them that no one has the right to touch them inappropriately. “You have a responsibility to yourself to report such acts where they happen. You are to respect yourselves and report it if anybody does anything to you that you find harmful whether emotionally, sexually or physically,” she said. Ms. Hanna also encouraged the children not to participate in underage sexual activities, informing that “by law and good moral values persons under the age of 16 are not allowed to have sex”. She said that even where young persons are older than 16 nobody – man or woman, has the right to force themselves on them inappropriately. Minister Hanna told the youth that sex can and should wait until they are physically, mentally, socially and financially ready, encouraging them to remain focused on their education and on their dreams and aspirations. Persons may report incidences of abuse to the Office of the Children’s Registry, an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture by calling the toll free number 1-888-PROTECT (1-888-776-8328) or by calling 908-2132/ 822-7031(LIME) or 878-2882 (Digicel) between the hours 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Reports can also be made by visiting the offices of the Children’s Registry at 12 Carlton Crescent, Kingston 10 or by faxing the report to 908-0246 or emailing at [email protected] Under the Child Care and Protection Act (2004), it is an offence to fail to report known or suspected situations of child abuse to the Children’s Registry. The penalty for such an offence is imprisonment for up to six months, a fine of $500,000, or both. While addressing the youth forum, which provided an avenue for children to voice their views on issues that affect them, Minister Hanna reminded the youth to become active members of their communities as volunteers. “You are never too young to do community work, and you are never too young to work on behalf of other young people,” she noted. The forum was held under theme: ‘Jamaica 50: Let’s Celebrate Our Children,’ and included presentations from students of Wolmer’s Girls and Penwood High Schools on the topic: ‘Care and Protection for our Children during the Past 50 years’, while students of St. George’s College and Ardenne High School spoke on the topic, ‘Recognition and Celebration of the Achievements of Our Children during the Past 50 Years’. The forum was also attended by chairperson of the Child Month Committee, Dr. Pauline Mullings; Committee Patron, Douglas Orane; and Principal of Wolmer’s Girls School, Colleen Montague. Advertisements Contact:         Huntley Medley (Advisor/Consultant) Email:              [email protected] Minister Hanna Urges Children to Report Abuse and Neglect CultureNovember 5, 2012 RelatedMinister Hanna Urges Children to Report Abuse and Neglectlast_img read more