Transport Authority Determined to Clean up Sector – Morgan

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Manager of Operations at the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan, has reiterated the agency’s resolve to ensure that proper service and order are maintained in the public passenger transport system.“We intend to make sure that persons comply with laid down rules, and we will be forthright with the mandate that has been given to us to bring order to the environment,” he emphasised.Mr. Morgan was speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and operators of public transportation in the parish, to improve discipline in the sector, at the Mandeville Hotel, on August 25.He pointed out that much of the breaches that players in the industry have committed without being detected would no longer be possible, as technology is enabling the Authority to clamp down on those offenders.“We are able to sit in our offices and see what is happening in specific locations, and we are committed to invest and make sure that this kind of monitoring capability is within our reach. We are building a database on persons who are in violation two to three times, where we can say to them that because of these, there is a cause for suspension or revocation of your licence,” Mr. Morgan said.The manager said that with the Transport Authority stepping up its drive to clean up the system and have persons who are providing transport service to the public fully adhering to the rules on the road, misleading and inaccurate information has been given to the media regarding the motives behind the drive.“It is about addressing the issue of law and order within the transport sector. We want to go into the various areas, and have dialogue with stakeholders and hear their concerns. And we have acted on a number of concerns raised by persons in terms of poor service in the sector. It is to reach out to the public, the operators, and stakeholders to have a better transport system,” Mr. Morgan argued. RelatedTransport Authority Determined to Clean up Sector – Morgan Transport Authority Determined to Clean up Sector – Morgan TransportAugust 27, 2009 RelatedTransport Authority Determined to Clean up Sector – Morgancenter_img RelatedTransport Authority Determined to Clean up Sector – Morgan Advertisementslast_img read more

Cisco targets slow-growing units for jobs cull

first_img Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 AUG 2016 Related Previous ArticleYik Yak refocuses away from anonymityNext ArticleAirbnb tests new app for trip planning Cisco confirmed significant job cuts are on the cards, with the intention to make up to 5,500 staff redundant, representing seven per cent of its global workforce.The figure is lower than feared following a report yesterday, but still bears comparison to previous culls made by the company in recent years.The cuts, which were announced as part of Cisco’s fiscal Q4 figures, will fall on lower growth areas of the business, with savings reinvested in priority segments such as security, IoT, collaboration, next-generation data centers and cloud, a statement said.CEO Chuck Robbins described the process as “enabling us to optimise our cost base in lower growth areas of our portfolio”.The company did not specify which were the lower growth areas, although they are the firm’s hardware businesses, switching and routing (two of its three largest units, in terms of revenue).Q4 financialsRouting revenue fell by 6 per cent in the quarter. And the smaller service provider unit, which accounts for more than 50 per cent of routing revenue, fell by 12 per cent. However, switching achieved a respectable increase of two per cent.Collaboration, Wireless and Security showed revenue growth of 6 per cent, 5 per cent and 16 per cent, respectively.Overall, revenue from hardware is sliding downwards, while software shows encouraging growth. Total revenue fell in Q4 by 2 per cent to $12.6 billion.However, a significant drop in the cost of sales in the hardware business meant Q4 operating income was $3.3 billion, against $2.9 billion in the year ago quarter. Net income rose by 21 per cent to $2.8 billion.On the call with analysts, Robbins was asked whether he anticipates any further decline in growth rates, or other issues that prompted the redundancy programme. He responded diplomatically: “Primarily we are looking at the areas of growth that we believe will grow faster than others. So it’s more of a relative statement than it is an absolute statement,” he added.However, outlook for Q1 of fiscal 2017 was not particularly upbeat, with revenue expected to be between minus one per cent to plus one per cent compared to the year ago quarter. Richard Handford Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more CiscoEricssonNokia Home Cisco targets slow-growing units for jobs cull Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case Author Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Ditolast_img read more

Scenes From 2019 Pet Palooza At Christian Church

first_imgScenes from the 2019 Pet Palooza held June 11-13 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road. The event featured farm animals, wild animals and pets. Some of the activities for the children included animal education, games, roping practice, horse rides, face painting, Bible stories, pinewood derby animal races and a green screen photo booth. Animal guests included horses, chickens, honey bees, an owl, kestrel, hawk, rabbit, geese, snakes and a pony. Photo by Daren SavageScene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage  Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savagelast_img read more

State Police Launch Sobriety Checkpoints And Saturation Patrols In Counties Across New Mexico Throughout March

first_imgNMSP will conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints throughout March in all New Mexico counties. Courtesy photoNMSP News:State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of March.NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising.These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving.Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.last_img

Assistant Froome worked for Bernal, who won the France a month…

first_imgColombian cyclist Egan Bernal demonstrated his form less than a month before defending last year’s triumph at the Tour de France by winning the Route d’Occitanie. The 23-year-old rider won a four-stage race in the south of France, 19 seconds ahead of Russian Ineos teammate Pavel Sivakov.last_img

Internal spat escalates between officials of Table Tennis Association

first_imgAn internal bickering between two officials of the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) escalated at the weekend after Junior Vice President of the association Gary Pratt made a bold step in calling for a financial audit into the operations of the association. Pratt and a few other executives are at odds with GTTA president Godfrey Munroe as it relates to the daily operations of the body and have levelled a series of allegations against the sitting President and the General Secretary. But Munroe is not taking the allegations to him lightly and has since challenged Pratt to substantiate his claims with evidence and to call in the Police to investigate if he feels there is skullduggery afoot. The conflict heated up when Pratt sent an email to several bodies both locally and internationally seeking their intervention. Pratt has written the National Sports Commission through the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, the Guyana Olympic Association, through its treasurer, former national table tennis player Garfield Wiltshire, the Caribbean Table Tennis Federation through its president Theodore Matthews, and the Latin American Table Tennis Union LATTU) through former Caribbean men’s singles champion Juan Vila of the Dominican Republic seeking their intervention.The correspondence, a copy of which was seen by Stabroek Sport, is calling for an audit of the finances of the GTTA among other things.“It is with deep regret that I am asking for an audit of the finances and assets of the GTTA and also the management of the body by the President and General Secretary.” Stabroek Sport understands that Pratt’s call for a financial audit is also heavily endorsed by parents and other supporters of the sport who are concerned with the management of the association.“I have arrived at this position based on the numerous approach of parents and table tennis supporters to me on the functioning of the executives of the GTTA,” Pratt wrote.“These issues center on: Team selection, team participation in international tournaments, the funding of teams for international tournaments, the non-participation of teams in international tournaments and the non-response to questions directed to the executives by parents and supporters,” stated Pratt. He also voiced concerns over the unavailability of the constitution that the current elected body functions under.“I have made several requests to the General Secretary to have this resolved but to date, it has not,” Pratt stated in his email.Pratt said he was concerned whether there were monies owed to businesses that the GTTA has done business with as well as the audit of the finances for the year 2018. Pratt, who this year resigned his post as chairman of the selection committee,  after the GTTA refused to adhere to its own selection policy for the Caribbean Championships and Pan Am Qualifiers staged here, said the non-presentation or non-existence of budgets to the executive for approval of teams travelling on international tours, the recent issue of the last-minute cancellation of the junior team tour and the non-participation of the senior team to the Pan Am Cup all needs to be addressed.“The fact that a current member of the executive has to seek external help speaks volumes of the way this current executive functions. In the interest of the sport I love, I hope this will be addressed by the relevant authorities,” Pratt concluded in his email.Call in the Police, says MunroeBut the GTTA President has lashed back at Pratt and accused him of operating in an “unethical and mischievous” manner “outside the ambits of this association using covert methods to undermine the work and integrity under the guise of seeking audit and assets positions.”  “This goes outside the ambits of ethics and governance principles,” Munroe said in his response to the Vice President via email.Munroe reminded that the GTTA is an independent and duly constituted organisation which is governed under the statutes of the International Table Tennis Federation.“Let [me] indicate to you that nowhere in the provisions gives you the authority to audit the GTTA accounts or assets.” The GTTA President claimed that Pratt had prior knowledge of the financial records, reports and statements as provided by the Treasurer and even deliberated on the issues, activities and programmes at meetings. “I, also wish to caution you that failure to provide evidence to substantiate your claims in your expedition to vilify the good work of members of this association would have severe legal repercussions.”Munroe denied that there is any skullduggery afoot at the association. “There is nothing sinister happening in this association. I will not accommodate and be engaging with you in any back-and-forth after this missive. My time will be spent bringing positive changes to this association.“I, therefore, wish to formally indicate to you that If you are displeased I, suggest that you await the duly scheduled period for an audit which is at the end of the tenure of the life of this association 2019 or call the police,” Munroe said.Munroe concluded the response by noting that he will ask executive members of the GTTA to disregard any request from Pratt under the statues of the anti-harassment policy given his conduct to bring the sport into disrepute.last_img read more

Socios Esports launches Battle Royale sponsorship program

first_imgSocios Esports, powered by cryptocurrency company chiliZ, has committed to expanding its presence in the esports industry by launching a sponsorship programme aimed at Fortnite and PUBG teams.Nine teams have been selected for the programme by Socios Esports, fans will able to vote from their favourite team from December 3rd-17th. Each team will produce a 60-second video that serves as an introduction and will give reasoning as to why they should receive sponsorship.Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Socios Esports discussed the initiative: “This sponsorship programme represents our commitment and passion for esports. With Socios.com, and Socios Esports, our goal is to change the way esports and sports organisations connect and engage with fans. We want to both support and grow small and medium-sized teams, and in turn, help the ecosystem grow in a healthy, sustainable way.”The nine teams that will take part are 3DMAX, Barrage Esports, Conquer Gaming, Copenhagen Flames, Enclave Gaming, Endpoint, NSG, Sensei Esports, and Vexed. The top three teams will receive six-month sponsorships based on their placements in the vote. First place receives €25,000, second place gets €20,000, and third place earns €15,000.Tom Pickering, Esports Manager for Socios Esports added: “I’ve been an esports fan since the start of Quake and can remember when, despite all the challenges they faced, grassroots teams just kept on pushing forward. At Socios.com, we see the potential in many up-and-coming teams, and want to support the entire esports ecosystem by helping grassroots as well as more established teams to grow stronger foundations. Fan engagement is the ultimate goal, and with this project, it’s the fans who decide who receives the sponsorship – they get the final word.”The funds received from the sponsorship are required to be spent on each organisation’s respective Fortnite or PUBG roster, including expenses such as player salaries, coaching coasts, and marketing.Esports Insider says: With Battle Royale emerging as a popular genre in esports – whether or not the majority believe it’s as good as other genres – this seems like a good time for Socios Esports to get more involved in the industry. The teams in the programme are all smaller in size and will definitely appreciate the money – it’s nice to see them receive some support.Subscribe to ESI on YouTubelast_img read more