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first_img Chep, the creators of CanTrack, the solar-powered ULD tracking device, has won the top prize of $10,000 in IATA’s Air Cargo Innovation Awards.In the closing ceremony at the World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai, three finalists presented their ideas to the delegates, who in a very un-innovative way voted via paper and pens for the winner.However, the win came amid claims that the process had been flawed and needed to be improved before the next awards. By Alex Lennane in Shanghai 13/03/2015 The two runners-up, humanised technology company Clive, which aims to end industry reliance on Microsoft Excel for allocation management, and CargoClaims, which simplifies the claims process for lost or damaged goods, each received awards of $8,000 to further develop their ideas.It is the first award of its kind, and was introduced to encourage greater innovation in the often too-traditional field of  air cargo. IATA plans to run the award every two years, to allow innovators time to develop their ideas.The awards were warmly welcomed by the industry – but IATA suffered some first-year teething problems and needs to refine its processes ahead of the next one, according to those who submitted entries.Some 25 ideas were submitted for a selection process that some regarded as “messy”.It was plagued by last-minute deadline changes, lack of information on the final nominees and delays, which some entrants said led to unfair competition. One entrant told The Loadstar he stayed away from the award presentation in “protest” at the flawed process.IATA itself stayed clear of imposing any influence on the outcome, instead handing over the initial decision to select three finalists to a panel.Oddly, no one on the jury was in the air cargo industry itself, and the five, (all male) included a lawyer, recruitment specialist and PR manager, who may, it could be argued, be ill-placed to judge how effective and clever an idea for the industry is.A lack of recognition for the other entrants, whose entries had not been publicised, also could be seen as a barrier to encouraging people to enter in the future, it was said.There is also perhaps a danger of the process being skewed towards technology alone, which lends itself easily to  innovation. Airports, handlers and others submitted ideas which may have been revolutionary but not relying on technology.The Loadstar will endeavour to discover all the participants and see what other ideas are lurking in darker parts of the industry.last_img read more

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first_img BREAKING: Taoiseach announces acceleration of roadmap for reopening of Ireland Facebook Electric Picnic The Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to ease the COVID-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society in a phased manner will enter Phase 2 on Monday.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar confirmed the progression and also announced that the plan would be accelerated.Now, instead of five phases, we will have four phases. Phase 3 will hopefully begin on June 29 and Phase 4 will be on July 20.The plan, which originally set out five stages for unlocking restrictions at three week intervals, was originally published on May 1.In Phase 2, which begins on Monday June 8, the travel restrictions of 5km from your home are now extended to 20km – or anywhere within own county. And all travel restrictions will be lifted on June 29.Below, we will break down the various changes that will take place:Human Behaviour Stay at homeThe advice will be to still avoid unnecessary journeys wherever possible. You will be able to travel up to 20 kilometres away from your home as opposed to the 5 kilometre limit which was in place since 5 May.Social visitsUp to 6 people may visit another household for a short period of time but everyone must keep at least 2 metres apart from people they don’t live with.CocooningShops will provide dedicated hours for those who are cocooning (people over the age of 70 and those who are medically vulnerable) with strict social distancing and gloves made available. Shoppers should ideally wear face coverings.Those who are cocooning can have a small number of visitors to their home. The visitors must wear gloves, face coverings and keep at least 2 metres away from the person who is cocooning.FuneralsA slightly larger number of people can be in attendance at funerals but numbers will still be restricted to immediate family and close friends and limited to a maximum number of mourners – 25 – for a limited period of time where social distancing can be maintained.WorkPeople who can work safely while maintaining a 2-metre distance from othersWorkers, like those who work on their own, as well as other workers who can keep a 2 metre distance from others can return to work. Social distancing requirements continue to apply.Plans to be put in place by employers and the governmentOrganisations are to develop plans for a return to onsite working by employees in light of COVID-19, considering:social distancing compliancehygiene and cleaningcompliance in higher risk situationsplans for medically vulnerable or pregnant peopleextended opening hours to enable social distancingRemote WorkingRemote working is to continue for all workers or businesses that can currently do so.Shops and other commercial businessesShops that can reopenAll shops can open from Monday. It is important the opening of shops should not cause overcrowding, says the Taoiseach.Shops will have to open with staggered hours. Shopping malls can open from 15 June.MartsMarts can be opened where social distancing can be maintained.Sport, tourism and cultureLibrariesPublic libraries may open so long as the numbers allowed in are limited, social distancing is observed and there is strict hand-sanitising in place for anyone who goes into the library.Group exercisePeople can take part in outdoor sporting and fitness activities, involving team sports training in small groups (but not matches) where social distancing can be maintained and where there is no contact. Groups of up to 15 can meet for outdoor sport.Playgrounds and summer campPlaygrounds can reopen on Monday while Summer Camps where no more than 15 people are in contact, can now take place.Hotels and barsHotels and bars can now reopen on June 29. Bars can reopen only if they serve food – so they must provide table service.Churches Churches and places of worship will be permitted to open on June 29 for Phase 3. TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 WhatsApp Pinterest Home News BREAKING: Taoiseach announces acceleration of roadmap for reopening of Ireland News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Twitter Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 5th June 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic News Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp Previous articleDown Memory Lane Podcast: The incredible Ballyroan Gaels success story of 2006Next articleBREAKING: Seven new Coronavirus deaths but just 28 new cases as advice issued on house parties Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

first_imgNews Re-defectors Scorn “Society of Darkness” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Daily NK – 2013.10.01 5:26pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two more defectors have returned to North Korea and appeared in public events to attack the South, Chosun Central News Agency revealed yesterday. Park Jin Geun (49) and Jang Gwang Chol (33) took part in a press conference in Pyongyang, during which they were introduced as returnees who “were dragged to South Chosun by the scheming of the puppet state.” It was reported that they were now “in the loving care of the Republic” following their return in July.Park originally arrived in South Korea in October 2011, and Jang in March 2012.During the conference, Park claimed, “I was blinded with the thought of money when I crossed over to China. While roaming around I was ensnared in the clutches of an agent of the puppet government and dragged to South Chosun. People like us have no money and cannot obtain work, so there is no possible way to make ends meet.” Seizing on a notable propaganda theme in past press conferences, Park continued, “No matter where defectors go (in the South), they face unbearable scorn and humiliation. Some of those defectors who have fallen into despair then tumble down into suicide. Should they die a miserable death, nobody even so much as bats an eye. Even the conservative media turns away from this issue.”Reference was also made to the “Laos 9”, a group of teenage North Koreans forcibly repatriated via China after being apprehended in Laos in late spring. Park declared, “Instead of blaming you for taking the path of treason, the Mother Country will engage you in a warm embrace and take care of you. Your past of crime has been erased.”Fellow returnee Jang also noted, “Every day of the year I spent in South Chosun was a nightmare. It is a society of darkness, not only to the people like me who were dragged there but to the South Chosun people themselves.”“Currently in parts of the northern border of the Republic, scores of brokers operate in the human trafficking trade,” he added. “They are watching our people. Lately our people have woken up to this. If they don’t fall easily into the trap, they are treated as prey; they are even bitten and ravaged.”Furthermore, “The human traffickers make you sign a contract that says you have to pay them a fee. This causes their abductees to feel huge pressure over debt.” There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News center_img SHARE Facebook Twitter News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

first_imgReadout of President Biden Call with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya The White HousePresident Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. The President affirmed the importance of the strong U.S.- Kenya bilateral relationship. He also emphasized the United States’ continued commitment to working closely with Kenya to support regional peace and security, including at the United Nations Security Council. The President applauded Kenya’s leadership in the Horn of Africa and commitment to counterterrorism, economic growth, addressing climate change, and sustainable development. Presidents Biden and Kenyatta discussed the deteriorating humanitarian and human rights crises in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and the need to prevent further loss of life and ensure humanitarian access. The leaders also discussed the need for cooperation on other matters of regional stability. /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:Africa, climate, climate change, council, Ethiopia, Government, Human, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Kenya, leadership, President, security, Security Council, sustainable, United Nations, United States, White Houselast_img read more

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Which excuse do you think would get you out of a speeding ticket?“I have ingested something fiery and foul and it’s going to let go right here.”“She’s in labour!” (*Note: have a very pregnant woman next to you, hopefully howling in pain)“Why did she/he leave me?” Be sobbing and wailing. Nobody wants a piece of *that* conversation.“I have to get to the drugstore to get a prescription for my very ill child.” (*Note: most drugstores are 24 hours, so do your homework first)VoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.comTake Our Poll Trending Videos Feel free to add in the comments anything that’s worked for you! ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos 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” Cops have heard everything, and I still say your best bet is to shut your mouth and take it up in court if you need to. But the Hot Wings Defence is pretty good, even if it didn’t pan out.Zip up your Judgy-Pants and let’s see what excuse you think might work: We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement RELATED TAGSCamaroChevroletCoupeNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesQuizzesManitobaNon-Luxury 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 | From the RCMP in Manitoba comes the idea for a Judgy-Pants we can all get behind. What excuse will get you out of a ticket? For this 16-year-old lad clocked doing 170 k/hr in a 100 k/hr zone, nothing was going to get him out of it short of being driving while engulfed in flames. He wasn’t. He ended up with fines totalling over a $1000, including a couple of hundred dollars for being at that stage of his graduated licence where he was supposed to have a grown up in the car. In Ontario, they would have seized his Camaro. Much as I hate that law, ya’ know…He may be new to driving,  but he had a perennial excuse: he had to go to the bathroom. It was probably the truth; he told the arresting officer he’d had too many hot wings. I hate it when that happens. Trending in Canadalast_img read more

first_imgWhen your roommate turns on the stereo while you’re still asleep, the options can seem limited to ignoring the problem or picking a fight. However, discussing your habits and setting a few basic ground rules will make your home more relaxed, your friendship stronger, and all the little problems that come up easier to solve. Check out October’s free issue of CU Student Health 101 for more tips to keep both you and your roommate happy. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 11, 2013 last_img read more

first_imgTwitter Facebook Linkedin Previous articleKosta Browne Winery Celebrates 20th AnniversaryNext articleRound Pond Estate Introduces Joan Stagnaro to the Private Sales and Client Services Team Press Release Home Industry News Releases Blossom Brothers Artisan Wine Spritzers Put the Sparkle in New CategoryIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBlossom Brothers Artisan Wine Spritzers Put the Sparkle in New CategoryBy Press Release – May 23, 2017 840 0 Email Pinterest AdvertisementIndustry Veterans Introduce Botanical-Infused Wine Spritzers in Time for Summer –PORTLAND, Ore. – May 23, 2017 – A trio of experienced category veterans are making a splash in grocery cases, restaurants and bars with an adult beverage category first: a new botanical-infused wine spritzer. Blossom Brothers artfully matches high quality wine with natural botanical essences for an outcome that’s crisp and effervescent − a refreshing, subtly sweet alternative to beer, cider or opening a full bottle of wine. Blossom Brothers’ delightful spritzers are made from just four clean ingredients –wine, natural botanical essences, water and CO2. There’s no added sugar, sweeteners or artificial flavors, just a simple burst of bubbles that elevate flavor and add a refreshing vibrancy. The beverages contain 6% alcohol, close to half that of traditional wine, have only 12 grams of sugar and are gluten free.The first three flavors debut on draft at restaurants and bars and at retail in glass bottle four-packs for $11.99. The enticing flavor combinations include: White Peach & Jasmine Flower is a treat for the senses. Orchard peach and jasmine aromas gently spring from the bottle and harmonize to create a subtly sweet spritzer that is an olfactory blast. It pairs well with Thai food, Mexican food, pork and savory cuisine, even Thanksgiving dinner.Blood Orange & Ginger Root is a perfect balance of bright citrus with a kick of ginger. The fruit and root botanicals work in concert for a spritzer that’s not too sweet and loaded with layers of dynamic spicy aromas. It pairs well with barbecue, grilled fish, pizza, cheese and charcuterie.Pink Grapefruit & Honeycomb is a crisp, bright spritzer that’s perfectly refreshing and enchantingly aromatic. The pink grapefruit has a lively hit of citrus complimented by the subtle natural sweetness of honeycomb, a perfect combination for pairing with farmer’s market salads, shellfish, quiches and all hard and soft cheeses“It starts with wine − really good wine with simple, natural ingredients,” said Blossom Brothers President and Partner Shawn Bavaresco, who leads product innovation. “My business partner “brothers” and I share a passion for food, wine and entrepreneurship, and a history of creating soulful brands that resonate with a broad canvas of customers. At Blossom Brothers, we’ve created a fresh twist on premium wine that will appeal to all wine lovers – from neophytes to sophisticates.”Founders Bring Expertise Launching Kettle Brand, Kona Brewing and Pacific Rim WineryNo strangers to the adult beverage industry, Blossom Brothers’ team of founders consider each other family. They’re bringing their collective experience building category-defining beer, wine and CPG brands together to create artisan wine spritzers with wide appeal. Inspired by the authentic, 9,000-year history of infusing wine with fruit, root and flower essences, the brothers are bringing innovation to the single-serve wine category, one that’s ripe for reinvention and growth.Partners are Cameron Healy, the founder of premium craft favorites Kettle Brand potato chips and Kona Brewing; Bavaresco, who co-founded Pacific Rim Winery and directed Nike U.S. advertising; and Marc Cramer, who serves on the board of Craft Brew Alliance and has held leadership positions for several CPG brands. All are partners in Scott Paul Wines.With Blossom Brothers focus on flavor combinations, the brand expects to expand the line seasonally with fresh new flavors and limited edition offerings.About Blossom Brothers Portland, Ore.-based Blossom Brothers is bringing premium quality to an emerging category with artisan, botanical-infused wine spritzers handcrafted in the Pacific Northwest. The company was founded in 2017 by craft beer, wine and CPG veterans behind beloved premium brands Kettle Brand, Kona Brewing, Pacific Rim Winery and Scott Paul Wines. The new artisan wine spritzers are made from just four clean ingredients – high quality wine, natural botanical essences, water and CO2. There’s no added sugar, sweeteners or artificial flavors.Advertisement Share TAGSBlossom BrotherConsumer ReddItlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedVaz Challenges Media to Host Pre-Election Debates RelatedVaz Challenges Media to Host Pre-Election Debates By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has challenged the media, academia and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to begin staging national debates to discuss issues, leading up to the General Election due in 2012. Speaking at Wednesday’s August 24 Post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Mr. Vaz said the debates would give the public an opportunity to evaluate policy and performance, outside of the hysteria of an election campaign. “This will allow them to assess the handling of the country’s affairs by this administration and previous administrations, and hear the plans to take us to prosperity and growth,” Mr. Vaz stated. He said that with just one year left before, what could be considered, the most important General Election in recent history, these debates would allow the policies of all parties to be fully and comprehensively ventilated. “Let the discussions and the debates begin now, in earnest. I am prepared to assist in any way, shape or form,” he stated. Mr. Vaz added that starting the debates now, would give ample time to all portfolio ministers to prepare, instead of having back-to-back debates in the weeks leading up to the election. RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Vaz Challenges Media to Host Pre-Election Debates Office of the Prime MinisterAugust 25, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPaulwell to Reintroduce S&T Innovation Awards RelatedPaulwell to Reintroduce S&T Innovation Awards Paulwell to Reintroduce S&T Innovation Awards TechnologyMarch 13, 2012 By O. Rodger Hutchinson, JIS PRO Advertisements RelatedPaulwell to Reintroduce S&T Innovation Awards FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, said he will be reinstating the national award programme in science and technology (S&T) innovation, starting this year. He said the objective is to celebrate and award excellence in the field, so as to encourage greater use of S&T, and create an enabling environment for innovation and creativity. “So, innovation is going to be a major focus and we are going to reinstate a national award.  Every year, as Minister, I will be awarding, through a competitive process, a project that shows the dynamism of Jamaicans using S&T. It’s going to focus a lot on the priorities that we have,” he stated. Minister Paulwell, who was addressing a special meeting of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences held recently on the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Mona Campus, stated that Jamaicans have an innate ability to be innovative, and that creative talent must be harnessed to propel the country “into the top echelons of the world of S&T adaptations”. He said the government is of the firm view that the future job market is going to require people trained in the technical skills. “Yes… lawyers are useful, but we need more engineers, more ICT (information communication technology) specialists, and if I have anything to do with resource allocation in the Cabinet, I am going to be insisting when budgetary issues come up that those areas that are focussed on S&T and innovation be given priority treatment.  The country can’t afford anything else,” he contended. Minister Paulwell noted that the UWI has had a number of achievements in S&T, and the government must now bring together, “the business and productive sectors of the country much more closely with the work that is being done at the university”.  “The university can become …a productive enterprise offering the services you provide to your students to the business community and in the creation of businesses yourselves,” he pointed out.  He indicated that some funding has been earmarked for this kind of endeavour through the PetroCaribe Fund “so that could be used to mobilise that effort”. Minister Paulwell, in November 2005, presented the first National Innovation Awards for Science and Technology, to celebrate outstanding achievements of innovators in the field. These annual awards were in support of the government’s efforts to promote the systemic application of scientific and technical knowledge to meet diverse and changing needs in different areas of the economy, and ultimately to increase production, productivity and diversity of products.last_img read more

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