RelatedSpikes to be Placed on Toll road Off Ramps RelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James Spikes to be Placed on Toll road Off Ramps TransportFebruary 27, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Spikes are to be placed on the toll road off ramps, to deter motorists from reversing onto the road.Regulations facilitating the move were approved by the House of Representatives on February 26.A spike is used to impede or stop the movement of wheeled vehicles by puncturing their tyres.Opening the debate, Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies noted that over time, the toll road has become plagued by motorists who, in an effort to avoid the toll fees, reverse onto the slip roads adjoining the toll roads.“This has created great cause for concern due to injuries, damage and fatalities from the collision between these motorists and unsuspecting legitimate users who are exiting the toll road. The last fatality occurred on 22 August 2011,” Dr. Davies said.He added that the police have been trying to stop the practice, but due to resource constraints, are unable to provide the physical presence of an officer at the locations at all times.According to the Regulations, the Toll Road Operator is responsible to retract the device for the use of the road by emergency service providers, and that it is an offence to interfere with, alter, damage, destroy or remove the device. Dr. Davies also said signs would be put in place at strategic locations to advise motorists of the device.“There is no denying the fact that we are dealing with an unruly bunch that seek to break the law, in order to benefit themselves by not having to go through the toll. Measures have to be taken to ensure that the travelling public is not endangered, so we accept that,” said Member of Parliament for North Central St. Andrew, Karl Samuda.Meanwhile, Dr. Davies said the Ministry went through the process of seeking an opinion from the Attorney General’s Chambers.He noted that the Ministry was advised by the Attorney General’s Chambers that the Road Traffic Act and the Toll Road Act have a legal basis on which spikes may be installed on a slip road.The Regulations will now be sent to the Senate for approval. RelatedSpikes to be Placed on Toll road Off Ramps Advertisements
MELBOURNE, Australia – Ernie Els has finished second to Tiger Woods more than any other player, and he never looked more spectacular doing it than as captain in the Presidents Cup. ”OK, you got me,” Els said to him with a wry grin during the closing ceremony at Royal Melbourne. Was it really a surprise? Sure, the Americans were the first team to rally from a deficit on the final day to win the Presidents Cup, and it was their first in any cup since a four-point comeback in the Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999. Some context is required. They’ve won the Ryder Cup only twice since then, and they hardly ever lose the Presidents Cup. Even with a 10-8 lead going into singles, Els and his International team were playing against a stacked deck, as usual. It wasn’t as bad as the time Els trailed Woods by 10 shots going into the final round at Pebble Beach in the U.S. Open. Still, it didn’t seem like a fair fight. The Internationals had only two players among the top 20 in the world ranking. Woods’ team had 10 players from the top 20, and that didn’t even include the injured Brooks Koepka at No. 1 in the world. Two of the four wild-card selections for the Americans, including Woods, won majors this year. In the singles session, the outcome felt inevitable. Els was gracious in defeat, and also gutted. He had fashioned 12 players representing nine flags into a team with identity and purpose. The logo he created for the International team was a combination of shields and badges culled from history that spoke to unity and loyalty, friendship, strength and fight. And they had a chance, which is more than they’ve had some years. ”If you compare our team on paper with other teams in other sport, you would have laughed us out of the building,” Els said. ”But we gave it a hell of a go and we came mightily close to winning and upsetting one of the greatest golf teams of all time.” But they didn’t. And it won’t get any easier the next time. Or the time after that. Presidents Cup: Match scoring | Full coverage This is about more than world rankings and experience, about which team looks better on paper. Because if it were, then how to explain the Ryder Cup? Europe is strong now. It wasn’t always. It still has an 11-8-1 lead over the United States dating to 1979, the start of the modern era. But while the Ryder Cup is billed as a contest between the flags of two continents, it’s really between two tours. The European Tour picks the venue (it usually goes to the highest bidder these days). It has full control of all operations. Paris last year felt like a home game – the course, not just the crowd – just as Hazeltine was for the Americans. The Presidents Cup is a match between two teams, one owner. The PGA Tour selects the site. The PGA Tour picks the captains, though not without heavy input from all the key people on the International side. That magnificent logo Els created for the International team? He said it required PGA Tour approval. The support staff for the International team are PGA Tour employees, even if they hail from countries outside the U.S. The money – the Presidents Cup sells extremely well – stays with one organization every time. That’s not why the Americans win, and Els wasn’t suggesting that. They win because they play better golf and hole more putts. There is a comfort level at the Presidents Cup they don’t experience in the Ryder Cup. ”I know it’s a PGA Tour-sanctioned event, OK?” Els said. ”But to really be able to do what you need to do, you need to be almost a separate … you need to be away from the PGA Tour.” Nothing personal. He paused to pat the back of Mark Williams, who played professionally in Australia and now works as a media official for the PGA Tour. Last week, he was assigned to the International team and fit right in. ”I love these guys. They work for the tour and all that,” Els said. ”But to make our own rules, to get our own choices, to do our own thing, it’s hard to explain. But we need to be separate. … The Ryder Cup works because the Europeans do their own thing and the U.S. do their own thing. It’s two groups that clash. We’re trying to do it under one umbrella.” The next Presidents Cup will be at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, a home game for the U.S. team. And then? A group from Thailand was at Royal Melbourne last week expressing interest. The best bet is a return to Royal Montreal. Another one in Asia or the first one in a Latin America country is possible after that. It would help if the Internationals would win. Keeping it close only does so much. If they ever do, that might only remind Els of the one problem that can’t be solved. Where would the International team display the trophy?
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“Zone 3 is renowned as having some of the best wetsuits on the market,” said Triathlon Ireland’s High Performance Director, Chris Jones.“The Triathlon Ireland Junior Squad are competing at the top level so it’s important that we support them as much as possible and teaming up with Zone 3 allows them to compete in the best equipment available.”Craig Wood, Zone3’s Athlete Sponsorship Manager added, “Zone3 prides itself on working with athletes of all ability and looks forward to working closely with the Triathlon Ireland squad.”www.triathlonireland.comwww.racezone3.com Related Triathlon Ireland has confirmed it is teaming up with British wetsuit brand Zone3, with the brand now on board as Official Swim Partner to Triathlon Ireland. Zone3 is supporting Triathlon Ireland and the country’s National Junior Squad for 2013 and 2014.Zone 3 was established in 2008 by elite triathlete James Lock who has competed for Ireland on numerous occasions. Lock is a noted swimmer, exiting first out of the water at many elite triathlon events, and is a former Age Group Aquathlon World Champion. As noted by Triathlon Ireland, this in-depth knowledge of the sport, combined with years of research at Loughborough University, has enabled the development of some of the highest performance wetsuits available on the market.
ct sp college of cape town This year marks the 17th year of existence of the College of Cape Town. We have a proud history that reaches back over a century prior to the creation of the College as a merged institution in 2002, yet we remain responsive to the needs of our community.We take pride in our growth and achievements. The College of Cape Town is rated as one of the top TVET Colleges in the country.Our students receive recognised, accredited qualifications that are in high demand by commerce and industry throughout South Africa. These qualifications include skills programmes and National technical, vocational and occupational programmes.The qualifications offered by the College are affordable and are quality assured by Umalusi, various SETAs, the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) and various professional bodies.The College has recently been awarded the Ministers’ Award for the Most Innovatively Governed and Managed TVET College in South Africa, and the Most Innovative College in the area of Information and Communication Technology.The College been selected as the National Centre of Specialisation in Plumbing and National Centre of Specialisation in Automotive, Motor Mechanics. This sets us apart from all other institutions.Constantly moving forwardOur vision at the College of Cape Town is to be the preferred provider of Education and Training, by committing to be an institution of excellence. We strive to develop the potential of our clients in response to the skills development needs of our country.We value an environment of Ubuntu that includes respect, diversity, honesty, transparency, care, teamwork, commitment, empowerment, equal opportunities, embracing change and transformation.The secret to our successThe College of Cape Town is proud of our brand and identity and celebrates all it encompasses.The brand promise fulfils an important role in establishing what we stand for and want to achieve, it provides the ‘reason for being’.Our aspiration is to inspire both younger and older minds to achieve their dreams and goals and also by assisting them in becoming skilled and productive citizens.Our staff are highly motivated to provide the necessary learning through passion and inspiration to be effective in the classroom.We provide the necessary theory together with practical and Industry-focused teaching methods.Our unique identityThe strong red circle in our logo represents the College of Cape Town, a symbol of strength in Technical and Vocational Education and Training.The smaller circles in orbit around the centre are our communities. These are our student communities, Commerce and Industry, SETA’s, Government, our staff and other local and International stakeholders that we hold close to our core.The College provides high-quality education and training to equip students with the qualifications and skills needed for their career path. We support our students throughout their time with the College, from academic support, work integrated learning, health and wellness services, sport and recreation, and work placement.Our students are not just local; they come from all the provinces of South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and many countries abroad. We embrace all nationalities.Our Staff and StudentsOur students and staff literally carry the brand with pride wherever they go by wearing branded clothing. They also learn to live the values that the College represents and that will carry them forward in their journey of life.StakeholdersThe College collaborates with external partners to address skills development and education and training needs to ensure that our students get relevant qualifications.College of Cape Town leads in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training and has much to offer students and prospective partners. The alternative that works!Born Of Experience And Reflecting Our Reputation‘Education means inspiring someone’s mind, not just filing their head’- Katie Lusk ct sp college of cape town ct sp college of cape town red shirts 1 of 3 ct sp college of cape town principal
The official number are out for the IEEE MTT-S 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS) which was held in Tampa, Florida from the 1st to the 6th of June 2014. This year there were over 7,500 attendees, 35 percent of whom were first time attendees – this is the fourth consecutive year where the first time attendees have crossed the 30% mark. The show floor was completely sold out with 902 Booths occupied by 587 exhibitors, out of which 73 were new exhibitors. Wireless seemed to be the hot topic this year again, with 11 percent of the total exhibitors indicating that Wireless (WiFi, WiMAX, UWB or other) is the primary end product or service that they focus on in their work. The six-day event welcomed RF designers, researchers, developers and academics representing 50 countries, with the maximum participation coming from the United States (65%) and Germany (4%). There was also strong participation from China (3%), Japan (3%) and Canada (3%). Along with the three-day exhibition and full schedule of 160 technical sessions, workshops and panel sessions, IMS2014 included the symposium’s first ever science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused program, which introduced more than 60 students to microwave electronics through a “day at a conference” experience. The program integrated university and industry educational engagement with technical speakers, hands-on activities, informational tables and an exhibition tour. The STEM program will be returning to IMS2015 in Phoenix. IMS2014 specifically highlighted women’s contributions to engineering, welcoming Intel Corporations’ Intel Labs Vice President and Director of Integrated Computing Research (ICR) Dr. Vida Ilderem as IMS’ first female plenary session speaker. Additionally, University of California, Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi led the keynote session at the IEEE 2014 Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), which was co-located with IMS as part of Microwave Week. The symposium also adopted a more casual tone this year, with General Chair Larry Dunleavy and Vice Chair Tom Weller officially declaring IMS2014 a “No Tie Zone.” Further showcasing Tampa’s culture, Dunleavy welcomed attendees at the kickoff celebration with a barefoot waterskiing performance alongside the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team at the Riverwalk. everything RF was a press partner for the event. Click here to see the coverage for the IMS 2014 on everything RF.
Researchers at the University of Bath have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can nullify outages caused by the natural phenomenon. The research team from the University of Bath’s Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering in collaboration with the European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) observed the Northern Lights in Tromsø, northern Norway, where they analyzed the lights simultaneously using a radar and a co-located GNSS receiver. The analysis showed that turbulence does not take place within the Northern Lights. This new knowledge will enable new technological solutions to overcome the outages experienced due to this phenomenon.The Northern Lights occur at the North and South magnetic Poles, and are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Till now, previous research has shown that the natural lights of the Northern Lights – also known as or Aurora Borealis – interfere with Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals which are heavily relied upon in the transport and civil aviation industries. The presence of plasma turbulence within the lights were traditionally deemed responsible for causing GNSS inaccuracies. However, this latest research has found that the turbulence does not exist due to these reasons; suggesting new, unknown mechanisms that are actually responsible for outages of GNSS signals.The team used GNSS signals to identify how the lights interfered with GPS signals. Radar analysis provided a visual snap shot of the make-up of the phenomenon. GNSS is used to pinpoint the geographic location of a user’s receiver anywhere in the world. Numerous systems are currently in use across the world including the widely known United States’ Global Positioning System (GPS), the Russian Federation’s Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) and Europe’s Galileo. Each of the GNSS systems employs a constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 20,000 km satellites, working in conjunction with a network of ground stations. Originally developed by the US government for military navigation, satellite navigation systems are now widely used by anyone with a GNSS device, such as an in-car SatNav, mobile phone or handheld navigation unit, which can receive the radio signals that satellites broadcast.The researchers believe this heightened understanding of the Northern Lights will enable the creation of a new type of GNSS technology which will be robust against the disturbances caused by this phenomenon.With the planned introduction of 5G networks and autonomous vehicles which rely heavily on GNSS, the need for accurate and reliable satellite navigation systems has never been more critical. The potential impact of inaccurate GNSS signals could be severe. Whilst outages in mobile phones may not be life threatening, unreliability in satellite navigations systems in autonomous vehicles or drones delivering payloads could result in serious harm to both humans and the environment. This research will lead to the development of new GNSS technologies that are immune to the effects of the northern lights and other natural phenomenon.Click here to view the full research report.
In an effort to make their operations more efficient, some Southwestern Ontario business representatives gathered Friday to share their views with the province about electricity pricing and programs.Greg Rickford, the minister of energy, northern development and mines, was at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham for a session – one of several across the provice – with industry folk from the agricultural and chemical processing sectors.“What we’re doing is a sector-by-sector consultation,” Rickford said during a media availability before the meeting. “We’re looking for meta themes … concerns about the price of electricity, problems and solutions that they may have.”Other sectors being engaged in these meetings include automotive, forestry, mining, steel and manufacturing.Rickford said the region is heavily involved with “energy-intensive” agriculture, such as greenhouses.Rickford said the government has already taken steps to remove costs from the system, including cancelling renewable energy contracts and repealing the Green Energy Act.Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicholls said the province hopes to stem the loss of jobs, particularly in manufacturing, noting he’s seen “tail-lights” out of Ontario.“We want to start seeing headlights,” he said. “We are open for business.”The consultation questions are available online at www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-industrial-electricity-prices, with electronic submissions accepted until June [email protected]/DailyNewsTTQuestions asked at the sessionWhat impact has the Industrial Conservation Initiative had on your operations and business competitiveness? How easy or difficult is it for you to lower consumption in potential peak hours in order to reduce global adjustment charges? What changes, if any, could be made to ICI to improve fairness, industrial competitiveness or reduce red tape? What are your thoughts on a rate mitigation program that is based on electricity intensity, trade exposure, or both? Would you prefer a more dynamic pricing structure which allows for lower rates in return for responding to price signals or a flat rate structure that potentially costs more, but is more stable and predictable? Some jurisdictions have offered targeted electricity programs, that use a competitive evaluation process, to achieve economic development objectives. In some jurisdictions, evaluations are based on elements such as job commitments and investments. From your perspective would such a program be beneficial in Ontario? Electricity retailers currently have a limited role in Ontario’s electricity market. If the option were available, would your company consider entering into an all-in commodity contract with a retailer, even if it involved a risk premium? What are your views regarding the proposed updates to the electricity market or procurement mechanisms being proposed by the Independent Electricity System Operator?
A department store loss prevention associate in Pennsylvania was dragged by a getaway vehicle Sunday while trying to stop a shoplifter, authorities said. The alleged thief and accomplice got away but state police later arrested them hiding in one suspect’s home.Jailed in the Butler County Prison on robbery and other charges are Scott A. Locke, 47, and Kimberly A. Weibel, 36, both of Penn Township. Police said Locke just before 4:15 p.m. walked into the Boscov’s at Clearview Mall in Center Township where he took $865.50 worth of clothing items. Clyde Richardson, a loss prevention associate at the store, confronted Locke outside, The LP associate grabbed the defendant in an attempt to stop him from getting into a Jeep Grand Cherokee that Weibel was driving. “While (Richardson) had a hold of Locke,” a police affidavit said, “Weibel began to drive the vehicle pulling the (loss prevention associate) to the ground and causing an injury to his left leg.” Authorities did not specify the extent of the associate’s injuries. [Source: Butler Eagle] – Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now