Legal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date

first_imgRelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date RelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the government has sought legal advice on the implementation of a fixed date for the holding of general elections and expects a response from the Attorney General within another three weeks. He was responding to a question raised by Member of Parliament for Central Kingston Mr. Ronald Thwaites in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 17). The Member wanted to know when the promise of a fixed date would be fulfilled.Mr. Golding said the information received so far suggests that a fixed date could not be implemented without a referendum on Sections 64/2 and 65/2 of the Jamaican Constitution, as both were deeply entrenched. He said while sections 64/1 and 65/1 could be amended in Parliament, in keeping with a previous UK Privy Council ruling, such an amendment may be considered unconstitutional if it affects other sections that are deeply entrenched.Mr. Golding said the government remained committed to having a fixed election date and would continue discussions with the Opposition on the matter. He said legislation to the effect would be brought to Parliament and the government would seek the support of the Opposition for a two-thirds majority if this was required.Section 64/1 states that the Governor-General may, at any time, by Proclamation published in the Gazette, prorogue or dissolve Parliament, while section 65/1 speaks to the holding of general elections within three months of the dissolution of Parliament.Sections 64/2 states that unless sooner dissolved, Parliament shall continue for five years from the date of its first sitting after any dissolution, after which it shall then stand dissolved. Section 65/2 on the other hand provides for the appointment of Senators by the Governor-General after every general election, in accordance with Section 35 of the Jamaican Constitution. Legal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date UncategorizedJune 19, 2008center_img RelatedLegal Advice Sought on Fixed Election Date Advertisementslast_img read more

Morrison Government to cut red tape and strengthen Defence procurement

first_imgMorrison Government to cut red tape and strengthen Defence procurement Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has today unveiled new plans to cut red tape with the release of the Terms of Reference for a comprehensive review of Defence procurement.The review into the Australian Standard for Defence Contracting (ASDEFCON) and Defence procurement will seek to strengthen the way Defence does business with defence industry and ensure it has a fit-for-purpose procurement system in place.Minister Price said the review was timely as the Morrison Government continued to roll out $270 billion in Defence capabilities over the next decade.“Working to cut red tape is a key part of our ‘Five Pillars’ strategy to support defence industry through the COVID-19 challenges and beyond,” Minister Price said.“It’s the result of our ongoing dialogue with the sector over many months designed to help them grow their business and deliver strong defence capability.“By reviewing Defence’s suite of contracting templates, its procurement practices and processes, we can deliver a simpler and less burdensome procurement system.“We continue to back our men and women in uniform by delivering the capability they need to keep Australians safe.“We must also ensure we are balancing the needs of our defence industry with those of the Australian Defence Force and that’s what this review will seek to do.”Minister Price said industry and stakeholders would be engaged and consulted as part of the strengthening of defence procurement.“This is an opportunity for defence industry to put forward ideas, solutions and feedback to improve what is a critical system for Defence,” Minister Price said.The goals of the ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review are to fully examine Defence industry’s views on how Defence approaches the market at all stages of a procurement.The Terms of Reference for the review and process for consultation can be found here.The review is expected to be finalised by mid-2021, with a summary of the key findings to be released after consideration by the Government. /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:army, Australia, Australian, business, covid-19, Defence, defence force, dialogue, Force, Government, industry, market, Minister, Morrison, Morrison Government, navy, red tape, terms of referencelast_img read more

Tri-Service Reserve Force joins fight against COVID in Greater Manchester

first_imgTri-Service Reserve Force joins fight against COVID in Greater Manchester Our Reserve Forces have been providing a valuable contribution to the various strands of assistance to civil authorities since early last year, but this is the first time a formed force of this size, comprised solely of Reservists has been generated for a bespoke task. Each element is integrated with a Regular Army unit headquarters already supporting delivery of community testing in Greater Manchester.A total of 82 Reserve personnel have been deployed, with the Army component of 29 soldiers drawn from 4th Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, (4 LANCS), The Queen’s Own Yeomanry and 8th Battalion, The Rifles. They will be integrated with C Coy, 1st Battalion The Rifles, which is already on task in Manchester, and will be supporting Oldham Council.The Royal Air Force Reserves has 41 personnel from 611 Squadron integrated with C Squadron, The Royal Lancers in Salford and the Maritime Reserves element, integrated with Waterloo Company, 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland in Trafford, consists of four Royal Naval Reserves and eight Royal Marines Reserves in Trafford.Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said:I’m proud that Reservists from all three services, many from Manchester itself, have answered the call to step up and support their local community. These soldiers, sailors and air personnel have joined the largest UK Armed Forces homeland deployment in peacetime and will be working alongside Greater Manchester Combined Authority to test at-risk members of the community.Colonel Russ Miller, OBE, Commander Army Headquarters North West, said:I am delighted to welcome Reserve components from all three Services to join the ongoing military support to Greater Manchester’s Targeted Testing at Scale project. As the military support continues into its second month, the Reserves will play an increasingly important part of the project, both carrying on with the delivery of Asymptomatic Testing, and training each Borough’s follow-on workforce to develop testing capability for the longer-term.Kingsman Michael Bennett, from 4 LANCS, who works for a Top 40 law firm, said:My manager is extremely proud that I’m a Reservist and contributing to this operation. Everyone wants to get back to normal and anything we can do to speed that up. As soon as the call came in, I was ready to start on task the next day.Leading Aircraftman Gemma Terrey, based at RAF Woodvale, is currently studying a Masters in psychological wellbeing and clinical practice in Manchester and intends to apply for a traineeship in the NHS next year.She said:Everyone has been really inspired by the NHS workers over the last year and it would be nice to be a part of that. It’s a great experience as a Reservist to be integrated with the NHS.Marine Ross Cooney, from the Royal Marines Reserve, Merseyside Detachment, who owns a performance and consultancy business, said:I was fortunate last year to be part of the mobilisation to help with this and to be able to do it again has been very rewarding. The great thing about the Reserves is that we are able to manage our time really well and bring our experiences outside of the military. It’s also great working alongside the regulars.Lieutenant Kevin Cabra-Netherton, from HMS Ceres, a travel business owner, who was previously a Warfare Officer in the regular Royal Navy, said:The great thing about the Reserves is that you get people from all walks of life and such broad backgrounds that you have such a broad spectrum of skills and expertise. Any opportunity to work alongside the regular forces is really great for our broader development and it’s good to learn about what the other services are doing. On an operation like this, it doesn’t matter what background you are from, we are all doing the same job and working towards the same goal. /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:air force, Ceres, community, Defence, Government, Lancaster, operation, Queen, Ross, Scotland, Secretary, UK, UK Government, Wallace, Waterloo, wellbeing, workforcelast_img read more

Spreading fairy dust in an age of uncertainty

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail By Cay Leytham-Powell • Published: June 8, 2020 Local art project from CU Boulder staff member brings magic to her Boulder neighborhoodFour years ago, long before Linda Park, now the program manager for the Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, moved to the state, she first stumbled across a door on the side of a tree in the middle of a forest.It wasn’t a real door, but rather a miniature one with a tiny window, placed there intentionally by a Fairy, Elf and Gnome Carpenter, which is a local Pennsylvania artistic guild where little portals are created and hid for others to find.“It was a fascinating thing to find in the middle of the woods,” commented Park.Even after leaving the park, she found herself thinking about it. And so, Park, who is also a master gardener, decided, why not make her own?“I was compelled. I wanted to do this, not only for myself, but for others. So, that sort of set the fairy garden in motion.”She first began building the little homes in the backyard of her home in New Jersey, away from inquiring eyes, showing them only to those visiting or through photographs on Facebook. When she moved across the country to Boulder and then the pandemic began, though, she thought, why not move it to the front so everyone can enjoy the little bit of magic?The project, now a few months old, has evolved and spread from its original plot, and is already capturing the imagination of the neighborhood, Park says, particularly the children.“It’s a very young family neighborhood. So, I thought this is the perfect thing to do for people,” said Park. “The fairy garden offers a break from the ordinary and gives a touch of surprise as people walk, run, and bike down my street. Many neighborhood children have come to sit on the sidewalk with their parents and create stories while looking at the fairy garden.” Student helps tell stories of Boulder’s ‘Forgotten Neighbors’ Keegan McNamara, a CU Boulder mathematics student, intends to give a voice to Boulder’s homeless Read more I was compelled. I wanted to do this, not only for myself, but for others. So, that sort of set the fairy garden in motion.”The fairy homes featured in the garden range from a mermaid pond made of blue stones to the Eiffel Tower with a tiny Monet painting; a metal campsite to a teepee made of sticks; miniature doors surrounded by mushrooms.And scattered throughout the garden are little gifts bequeathed by the neighborhood children, something that she’s encouraged as she talks with the families who come to visit.“I always want to engage with my audience, and to get on the level of the kids or the parents and just talk to them about how they’re doing and what it means to them.”Recognition for Park’s work goes beyond just her neighbors. The project is now also a recipient of a $600 grant from the City of Boulder as part of their Creative Neighborhoods: COVID-19 Work Projects funding. The Creative Neighborhoods program, offered by the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture and Create Boulder, is designed to help support financially impacted artists who are working to improve the “social infrastructure” of Boulder. Related Articles Categories:ProfilesTags:Jewish Studies Harry Potter as modern religious text CU Boulder senior’s thesis reflects on what it means to be a spiritual text. Read more The fairy garden is popular with the neighborhood children, who sometimes leave notes behind. Turning the page with Cosetta Seno Truth, metaphor and female perspective in Italian literature Read more The hope for the project, according to the website, is for it to “leverage the talents of artists to unite and revitalize our neighborhoods.”Park, also a nature photographer, plans to use the grant to improve and expand the fairy garden even further, letting it continue to evolve.“I think I’ll expand it and keep changing it up, keep moving the themes around as I find other stuff so that people don’t get bored,” said Park.The garden, like photography, is all about looking at things from a new perspective, Park says. And, as long as people keep coming, she’ll keep spreading a bit of her fairy magic.“I didn’t do it for any reason other than it makes me happy and I thought it would make other people in the neighborhood happy,” said Park. “I thought that here in Boulder, and particularly my Martin Acres neighborhood, that it was the right thing to do because we’re very much a caring and supportive community.”last_img read more

Integro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System Integrator

first_imgTwitter Share Linkedin Home Industry News Releases Integro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System IntegratorIndustry News ReleasesIntegro Technologies Named Universal Robots Certified System IntegratorBy Press Release – October 14, 2016 29 0 TAGSIntegro TechnologiesUniversal Robots Pinterest AdvertisementSalisbury, NC: Integro Technologies Corp., a leading machine vision integrator in Salisbury, North Carolina, has been named a Certified System Integrator for Universal Robots.Universal Robots is a vanguard in the robotics community, and has been instrumental in the rapid introduction, acceptance, and deployment of collaborative robotics worldwide. Through industrial leadership they have established a new sector in the market and lowered the implementation costs associated with traditional robotic safety requirements, vision guided robotic pick-n-place, and multipoint inspection applications.“Integro Technologies is a well-known national leader within the machine vision integration industry. They have already successfully built and deployed several applications integrating vision guidance and inspection with Universal Robots. This new partnership will help accelerate these capabilities in all industrial areas of the marketplace,” said Brian Dillman, Eastern Region Area Sales Manager, Universal Robots.“We are excited to continue building on our Universal Robotics VGR and VGI installation base in North America, and assist manufactures to compete and excel in the international market,” said Shawn Campion, President and CEO of Integro Technologies.For more information about Integro Technologies, visit For more information about Universal Robots, visit Integro Technologies Integro Technologies is a leader in machine vision integration in North America. With over 2,000 installations and more than 700 clients worldwide, Integro Technologies is an innovator in machine vision and system integration providing turnkey solutions, consulting, and support services for a wide range of industries. For more information about Integro Technologies, visit their website at Universal Robots Universal Robots is the result of many years of intensive research at Denmark’s successful robot cluster, which is located in Odense, Denmark. The company was co-founded in 2005 by the company’s CTO, Esben Østergaard, who wanted to make robot technology accessible to all by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible industrial robots that are safe to work with and on their own can be used to streamline processes in the industry. The product portfolio includes the collaborative UR3, UR5 and UR10 robotic arms named after their payload in kilos.Since the first UR robot launched in December 2008, the company has experienced considerable growth with the user-friendly robots now sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. At just 195 days, the average payback period for UR robots is the fastest in the industry. The company, a part of Boston-based Teradyne Inc., is headquartered in Odense and has subsidiaries and regional offices in the U.S., Spain, Germany, Singapore, Czech Republic, India, and China. Universal Robots has more than 270 employees worldwide. Learn more at blog Facebook Email ReddIt Previous articleAfternoon Brief, October 13Next articlesimplyCMS and The Wine Foundry Launch a Licensing Agreement for Winery Ecommerce Press Releaselast_img read more

Aveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on Indiegogo

first_imgAdvertisementParis, March 7, 2018 – French startup Aveine, winner of the CES 2018 Innovation award, announces the launch date of its crowdfunding campaign. The world’s first smart wine aerator will be available for pre-sale on March 28, 2018 on Indiegogo at the special price of $99 (80€) for the first backers.Enjoying wine at its best… To develop its full range of aromas and character, different wines needs to be put into contact with air for different amounts of time. But often, for lack of time or knowledge, we omit this step and fail to appreciate a wine with all the subtleties it can offer. That is why Aveine was created: to enable everyone to enjoy wine at its best. Aerating wine has never been easier The Aveine Smart Wine aerator is a new kind of aerator, smart because it is able to give the ideal aeration time to any wine, and fast because it aerates the wine instantly as you pour. This enables everyone, experts as well as novices, to experience ideal tasting conditions without waiting. Connected to its data-rich app, Aveine aerates any wine perfectly in just three steps: place the aerator on the bottle, scan the label of the bottle, and serve. The app communicates with, and calibrates the aerator instantly once the bottle label is scanned. The patented air chamber adapts the oxygenation of the wine by injecting the right amount of air into the wine. It is also possible to customize the aeration time according to your preferences, and to each glass, since the wine is aerated as you pour. Crowdfunding to finance the production After a year and a half of development in collaboration with Sommelier, Julien Dussert, 6 prototypes and many awards later, Aveine will launch its crowdfunding campaign to finance the production of its first batch of aerators. With a financing goal of $30,000, the Aveine Smart Wine Aerator will be available for pre-order beginning March 28, 2018 on Indiegogo. First backers can pre-order from $99 (80€) after which the public sale price will be $200 (165€). About Aveine Aveine was born July 2016 in Paris, out of an encounter between three entrepreneurs and the symbiosis between French wine heritage and new technologies. Today, Aveine is a team of twelve people, developing connected objects that will enable everyone to experience the new French “art de vivre”.  Visit our indiegogo page Visit our website Advertisement Facebook Pinterest Share ReddIt Home Industry News Releases Aveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on IndiegogoIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAveine, the First Smart Wine Aerator, Available Soon on IndiegogoBy Press Release – March 8, 2018 122 0 Email Linkedin Twitter TAGSAveine Previous articleWine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance WebsiteNext articleBogle Vineyards, the Sacramento Kings & Doug Christie Team Up to Help Raise Funds for Six Regional Charities Press Releaselast_img read more

Kanye Imagine? “Scientists Don’t Have to Be Darwinists”

first_img TagsBerlin WallBrian JosephsoncensorshipChance the RapperCharles TownesDarwinian theoryDarwinistsDemocratsethnicityevolutionistsfree speechgroupthinkKanye WestKim KardashianNobel PrizeprofessorsraceRepublicansscientiststipping point,Trending Free Speech Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Share Recommended Evolution “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man News Media Kanye Imagine? “Scientists Don’t Have to Be Darwinists”David [email protected]_klinghofferApril 26, 2018, 5:33 PM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Thanks to Kanye West and Chance the Rapper, an idea has sprung on the culture like a thunderclap: “Black people don’t have to be Democrats.” This would appear to be beyond dispute. No one has to affiliate with either major political party, by virtue of race, ethnicity, sexuality, or anything else. Only the chairman of the Republican or Democratic party has to be a Republican or a Democrat, respectively.Black people don’t have to be democrats.— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 25, 2018Yet such is the power of group identity and groupthink that it comes as a shock to hear this common sense expressed aloud. Or in a tweet. I believe this is the first time we’ve cited Kim Kardashian in a post at Evolution News. But good for her when she endorsed her husband Mr. West as a “free thinker.” Even though she herself holds other political views, she says, “I believe in people being able to have their own opinions.” Can you imagine?He’s a free thinker, is that not allowed in America? Because some of his ideas differ from yours you have to throw in the mental health card? That’s just not fair. He’s actually out of the sunken place when he’s being himself which is very expressive— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 25, 2018Whether the ripple in the news over these statements is an occasion to celebrate or not I leave to you to decide. But think about this. Imagine the shock if, say, some academics and scientists were to announce what’s equally obvious: “Professors don’t have to be evolutionists.” Or “Scientists don’t have to be Darwinists.”Much as race and ethnicity, in some people’s eyes, oblige members of certain groups to affiliate with certain political views, the magnet-like pull of evolution on academics and intellectuals is even more powerful. Because the truth is, African Americans, including prominent ones, who are conservative or Republican existed before Kanye West or Chance the Rapper came along. These black people took major abuse for it, not least from white liberals. And they still do. But I don’t think any have stood to be punished with total career ruin or equivalent reprisals. At least, not outside of Hollywood, which would punish and ostracize whites for this offense with just as much alacrity as it would blacks.The situation for scientists vis-à-vis Darwinism is considerably more severe and constricting. On most campuses, voicing doubts about Darwinian theory or, worse, support for intelligent design is flat-out career suicide. Scholars know it. I’m currently trying to help a prominent scientist who wants to announce his rejection of orthodox evolutionism to find an appropriate public forum for doing so. The guy has guts. He’s also very rare. And has tenure.I remember several years ago sitting in the office of a Nobel Prize winner, in a relevant field, who confessed to doubts about evolution but refused our entreaties to put his name on his view publicly. Brian Josephson and Charles Townes are two Nobel scientists whose coming out for ID took courage. Even at that exalted level of accomplishment and recognition, Darwinists can still hurt you. And they will if they get a chance. See my comments here yesterday, “Intelligent Design’s Witness Protection Program.”Will the situation change? Every scientist who stands up to the bullies and censors is like a giant green light, indicating to colleagues that they can at least consider thinking their own thoughts. There is the potential of a tipping point here. Remember, it wasn’t overnight, but the Berlin Wall did fall in the end.Photo: Kanye West, by rodrigoferrari [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons. A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to Alllast_img read more

Rebranding Bigfork for Year-Round Business

first_imgBigfork is an idyllic summer town – lake and river access, unique restaurants and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. The warm months bring in tourists, and, just as importantly, tourists’ money. Now, in an effort to capitalize on shoulder-season opportunities, several organizations in the village – including the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce and Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork – are seeking to market Bigfork as a four-season destination.“It’s so people can understand that there’s more here than just summertime on the lake,” Bruce Solberg, chamber spokesman, said. “It would be just a real, real advantage for almost all businesses in Bigfork.” There will also be a new video about Bigfork on the site, which will include still photos from such events as decorating Electric Avenue for Christmas and aerial footage showing the rivers’ paths to the lake, Solberg said. The Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts will also provide another facet of the winter marketing plan, Solberg said, but this was more of a coincidence than an outright plan. Walter Kuhn, president of the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, said last February’s Elvis tribute concert provided the BCPA with the boost it needed to expand its programs.Rather than relying solely on its stage productions, which are still the center’s mainstay, the winter schedule includes concerts such as “All You Need is Love,” a Beatles tribute by Imagine and a night with singer and songwriter Richie Havens. There will also be comedy acts and a magic show, which takes place on Nov. 20 and features mentalist Paul Draper and magician Jason Andrews, from Las Vegas.“We would have been doing this regardless of the rebranding of Bigfork; to bring more events in what would be otherwise the slow season in Bigfork,” Kuhn said.The chamber hopes to capitalize on the village’s winter events, Solberg said, including the traditional gathering of the Bigfork Elves to decorate downtown and the Christmas tree lighting. There are also additional plans to present outdoor recreation options, such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, he said. Mutascio said the CFBB, which is responsible for many infrastructure projects in the village and also provides rent-free space for several organizations, will also install more antique streetlights downtown. This will provide for safer lighting and a walking path people can take through the village in the evening, he said.He noted that the Bigfork Chamber led the charge on the rebranding effort, and plenty of people donated their time, talent and energy for the project in what he described as “a lot of concerned people with the same commitment.”“We are behind it 100 percent,” Mutascio said. “Bigfork is, by its own nature, becoming more and more of a year-round resort.”For more information on the Bigfork Area Chamber of Commerce, visit Part of Bigfork’s rebranding effort is bringing more acts to the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and promoting shoulder-season events. The efforts include a push to rebrand Bigfork with a new logo, tagline and website. After months of meetings on a new slogan, the Chamber eventually chose, “Where Flathead Lake Begins.” It makes the town’s tagline specific to Bigfork, Solberg said. The previous motto, “Far from the common place,” could apply to almost any town, he said, so Bigfork chose to point out its unique location on the Flathead and Swan rivers as they entered the lake.One of the chamber’s rebranding committees also came up with a new logo for the village, highlighting Bigfork’s environment. Solberg noted that this effort took a while, but the chamber members wanted to get it right. The resulting logo will go on the signage directing people to the village and on directional signs to some of Bigfork’s attractions, such as Sliter Park and the Swan River Nature Trail.Paul Mutascio, president of the Community Foundation for a Better Bigfork, said local businesses will be encouraged to license the logo as a way to raise money for the chamber. “We’re trying to get people excited about Bigfork as a place to come in the winter,” Mutascio said. “Most communities are trying to identify themselves as unique places and expand tourism.”Tourism plays a key role in the village’s economy in the summer and shoulder seasons, he said, adding that it is likely the top money-earning industry in Bigfork. Recognizing this, Solberg said the chamber converted its advertising committee into a marketing committee, which is tasked with finding more ways to actively promote the area. This includes new features for the chamber’s website that will bring more attention to the village’s businesses as well as highlight its best qualities, Solberg said. It will be more a Bigfork site instead of a Chamber of Commerce site, he added. center_img Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

News / Jettainer unveils ‘quick and easy’ ULD management for smaller airlines

first_img Small and mid-size airlines hoping to boost cargo revenue can now obtain a simple ULD management system – but its cost will be critical for cash-starved carriers.Jettainer has launched a basic service called plug&fly, which will give airlines “quick and easy” outsourced ULD management.Airlines with up to 2,000 ULDs would see their fleet “optimised” by 15%, with ULDs available anywhere at “transparent fixed prices”.The ULD management company claims plug&fly is “seamless to implement” and “the fastest way to positively influence the cost and efficiency of ULDs for an airline”.“Big carriers are not the only ones who get to enjoy optimised ULD fleets,” said Jettainer MD Thomas Sonntag. “Many other airlines with fleets of up to 2,000 ULDs can now reap the rewards too.“To arrive at this destination, we had to take a separate, more streamlined, approach that we are now rolling out with plug&fly.”The fixed pricing model is guided by the number of ULDs owned by the airline, and Mike Duggan, director of international cargo business development at Eastern Airlines, a small carrier with cargo ambitions, said the product looked interesting.“Many ULD companies are geared up for larger carriers, with system monitoring or tracking, and the ULD management tends to work with larger airline networks. Smaller airlines need to dovetail to some extent with larger carriers,” he explained.“It’s much more difficult for small airlines to manage, especially the imbalances. Problems can be further exacerbated by passenger issues – we offer extra baggage as one of our core products, so we use ULDs for passenger baggage, but often need PMCs on the return, for example.“It can also be hard to know how many ULDs you have; smaller airlines won’t have tracking systems or audits, and it can be hard to find them, especially in some developing countries where they tend to sprout feet and walk off.”Eastern Airways leases most of its ULDs from ACL, which, said Mr Duggan, is used to working with smaller carriers and was “responding to our demand for more ULDs”.But he added: “You do sometimes feel, as a smaller carrier, like a bit of a thorn in their side.“If Jettainer is launching a product aimed at smaller carriers, we would definitely take a look. But I wouldn’t be surprised if ACL and Unilode follow suit. They already supply smaller airlines.“But one of the problems with a product focused on an owned-ULD fleet is that smaller airlines might not want to invest much in ULDs. Cash is king at the moment, and it could be slightly self-defeating to invest in ULDs for cargo revenues. Cost will be critical.“If another provider, for example, is adequate, there would be no need to change for a more perfect service at a higher cost. It’s a fine balance.” By Alex Lennane 26/01/2021last_img read more

Submission Open for Festival of Independent Animation: GIRAF

first_img LinkedIn 0 +1 Share 0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. March 16, 2016 Published by sabina Reddit Similar Stories Pocket Submission Open for Festival of Independent Animation: GIRAF ← EHRI Fellowships in Holocaust Studies Deadline: 15 July 2016Open to: animators interested in independent and artful animated filmsAward: selected films will be presented during GIRAF 12, at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, Canada/ best international and Canadian short films will be awardedDescriptionAn annual animation festival that runs each November at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, GIRAF celebrates the spirit of independent, underground, and experimental animation, showcasing Canadian animators and presenting diverse animations from around the globe. GIRAF is committed to creating greater awareness for animation as an art form, through interactive activities including workshops, artist talks, visiting artists, and animation screenings.Festival focuses on presenting works that push boundaries through the development of new techniques, hybrid forms of creation, and challenging subject matter, and thus animation that is rarely seen at other festivals.  GIRAF is run by the Quickdraw Animation Society, a non-profit, artist-run centre in Calgary Alberta. Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival is looking for independent and artful animated films to share with our audience in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.EligibilityOpen for independent and artful animated films that push the boundaries of animation in unexpected ways and are not commercial.AwardThe selected films will be presented during GIRAF 12, scheduled for November 2016 at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, Canada. The best International and Canadian short films will be awarded. Other films may also get recognition for their outstanding artistic merit.How to apply?The competition is Free to Enter! You must fill out the information about your shot and after filling out the online entry form.For more information, please visit the official website. Tweet Story of Slovak Start-Up – Kickresume →last_img read more