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  • New Initiative for ClimateSmart Shipping Launched in Sweden

    first_imgElectromobility for Shipping is the name of a new collaboration between six actors with the aim to increase the electrification of shipping.Swedish ferry company Stena AB, the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, research institute RISE and battery company Northvolt have decided to collaborate for a more sustainable future within shipping.“There is a lot going on concerning battery on ships and we believe that research and development are crucial for finding the best. By joining forces between the research community and the maritime sector, we have great opportunities for the future,” Dan Sten Olsson, CEO of Stena AB, commented.As informed, the organizations intend to jointly contribute to climate-smart shipping, international competitiveness and increased export opportunities for green technologies.Image Courtesy: Stena Linelast_img read more

  • NDP leader says Canada should declare antiSikh violence in 1984 a genocide

    first_imgOTTAWA – NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says Canada should declare that anti-Sikh violence that took place in India more than three decades ago was a genocide.Singh — who spent much of this week defending himself following the emergence of several videos showing him appearing at various events where others promoted Sikh independence and violence — says there is clear evidence attacks on Sikhs by Hindus which followed the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984 were not spontaneous, but rather organized by government.Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards a few months after Sikh separatists who had barred themselves inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar were killed in a military assault. The Air India bombing in 1985 was carried out in reaction to the temple attack and the post-assassination violence.India has said fewer than 3,000 people died in the attacks, but Sikh leaders sometimes put the number closer to 10,000. Singh said this week many Canadian Sikhs moved to Canada following the attacks, feeling persecuted and afraid to remain in India.Singh believes labelling the event a genocide will help bring peace between Hindus and Sikhs.He introduced a motion calling the attacks a genocide in 2016, when he was an NDP member of the Ontario legislature. That motion failed, but a very similar one brought forward by Liberal Harinder Malhi passed last year at Queen’s Park.That motion was described by Indian media as a “body blow” to India and the Indian government called it “misguided.” Although the motion was passed in a provincial legislature, the Indian government did not distinguish between the levels of government when complaining to Canada about the motion and it was among the tensions that contributed to a troubled state visit to India by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month.Trudeau’s office did not respond when asked if the government would support a genocide motion.Adam Austen, a spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, said the 1984 violence was tragic and the issue is close to the hearts of many Canadians of the Sikh faith.“We must continue to call for truth, justice and accountability for all victims,” he said in a statement. “After 34 years, we must continue to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”Singh said the NDP doesn’t have a motion prepared, but that it would be very appropriate for Parliament to approve such a motion.“I think it’s the right thing to do,” he said. “It would be a proper thing to take, not only nationally but I think it’s something that is appropriate at the international level as well to make sure this is clarified, that it was not communal violence but was state-organized violence.”Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 set up a special team to investigate the attacks, but at least 199 cases were discarded for lack of evidence. Earlier this year the Indian Supreme Court set up its own team to investigate those 199 cases again.The lack of justice for those deadly riots is the root of much of Sikh unease with the Indian government today, says Harvinder Khehra, a Calgary teacher who immigrated to Canada from Punjab in 2009.Khehra says the Indian government seems to be afraid of the political influence of Sikhs in Canada and is behind both the Trudeau trip problems and the Singh stories this week. He says he believes the Indian government wants to raise concerns about Sikh politicians to influence non-Sikh voters into not voting for them again.Khehra says people who peacefully lobby for Khalistan are exercising legal right of free speech and he knows nobody who invokes violence as a means to achieving that end.The Canadian government also accused people within the Indian government of trying to undermine Trudeau’s trip last month by facilitating the invitation to a reception of a man convicted in the 1980s of trying to kill an Indian cabinet minister on a trip to Canada. The reasoning was that some in the Indian government refuse to believe Canadian Sikhs aren’t pushing for an independent state and want to undercut Sikh influence in Canadian politics.Singh said these are serious allegations that should be investigated further. Earlier this month Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale wouldn’t answer questions about those allegations at a committee hearing, saying they were infringing on classified matters.The Indian government has denied having any involvement.— follow @mrabson on Twitter.last_img read more

  • Hundreds expected for massive Freedom of Information block party October 25

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nassau, 08 Oct 2014 – A massive downtown Nassau street party aimed at creating an urgent call for transparency in government transactions is expected to draw a capacity crowd Saturday, October 25.Set for Charlotte Street South from 3 to 8 pm, the block party with a cause is part of an increasingly vocal campaign for a Freedom of Information Act. It is being organized by Save The Bays in partnership with a combination of diverse business and civic groups including the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, Citizens for a Better Bahamas and the Coalition for Responsible Taxation with numerous sponsors including Van Breugel’s Restaurant, Bristol Wine & Spirits and Sands.“The momentum demanding passage of a Freedom of Information Act is gaining strength every week with more individuals and groups signing petitions, talking about transparency and urging legislation that will prevent all governments – not just this government, but all governments — from engaging in secret deals in which the very public being affected do not even have the right to participate in decision-making that will impact their lives,” said Joseph Darville, Education Director for Save The Bays. “The public has a right to know and to participate in the public’s business.” Darville’s claim of growing momentum in the demand for transparency is supported by the activity Save The Bays, the Chamber of Commerce and other groups have experienced. More than 6,000 people have signed the online petition at www.savethebays.bs calling for passage of a Freedom of Information Act, an Environmental Protection Act and other measures and Save The Bays’ Facebook page has set a record for a local non-governmental organization with more than 17,000 friends and fans.Chamber Chairman Robert Myers said freedom of information is one of the basic tenets of the Chamber’s platform.“The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation is proud to support the efforts of civic society and the private sector who strive to promote open, transparent and accountable governance,” said Myers. “It is through the legislation of a Fiscal Responsibility Act that includes freedom of information, whistle blower and ombudsman acts, and the enforcement of the rule of law that The Bahamas will attain the kind of open governance and stability required to provide real progress and opportunity for its people and the country at large.”The party, free and open to the public, will feature performances by The Bahamas’ best-selling musical artist, KB and the Rhythm Band. In addition to music, there will be food, drinks, t-shirts and other entertainment.According to Save The Bays CEO Lindsey McCoy, interest in legislation bringing government into the sunshine has mushroomed since the first demonstration in March in Rawson Square.“The day of the demonstration we had a terrible downpour and yet even that did not dampen spirits,” she said. “When we counted the groups and how many people they represented – including union chiefs from the country’s largest unions and associations of unions – we realized that more than 60,000 people were represented. And it was amazing to see how many visitors coming off the cruise ships or walking through historic Nassau were interested – most stunned that we did not already have Freedom of Information.”Proponents of transparent government, particularly in approvals of developments impacting lifestyle, culture and the environment, have consistently pointed to the small number of countries still operating in the dark. Among them are North Korea and Guyana, the latter, however in the process of implementing legislation. Other hold-outs that recently enacted freedom of information legislation include Brazil, El Salvador, Malta, Mongolia and Yemen.“The Bahamas is in the company of a diminishing few outliers,” said McCoy. “We hope that all this attention will bring results and make it possible for all informed citizens to take part in the processes that impact them.” She also encouraged Because of tight security at both the north and south ends of Charlotte Street, which will be closed off for the block party, numbers will be limited for any given hour. Vendors are being invited to take part and offer food, crafts and t-shirts supporting the cause. Recommended for you Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:bahamas chamber of commerce, bran mccartney, charlotte street, dna, fnm, freedom of information act, hubert minnis, joseph darville, nassau, rawson square, Save The Bays Bahamas Min. Finance vs opposition on Civil servant pay Former Bahamas PM warns new Govt to remain “humble”last_img read more

  • Know Your Status as ScotiaBank supports Regional HIV Testing day

    first_img Recommended for you Related Items:ALdora robinson, hezron henry, regional HIV testing day, Scotia bank ‘Positives’ for HIV/Aids down in Turks and Caicos; Testing today New small business support organization established Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – ScotiaBank will again join forces with HIV Aids Unit in the Turks and Caicos for Regional HIV Testing day this Friday and it again assured that the process will be quick, free and confidential. Sean Brathwaite is the Managing Director of the bank in the TCI.“In the strongest possible way, to come out, get tested and know your status.”For the past four years ScotiaBank has been intricately involved in facilitating the testing, in fact this will happen with ScotiaBank’s help in 17 other regional countries including Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti and The Bahamas. The Aids Unit explained that while they have been able to see 500 individuals tested over six years, the numbers are lower than they want and it is hoped that as the world works toward eradicating the AIDS epidemic in 15 years, by 2030 residents of these islands will come out in stronger numbers and opt to know their status. Aldora Robinson, National Coordinator: “It is better – I must tell you – it is better to know your status. Some persons would say that they don’t wanna know, if they have HIV, they don’t wanna know. HIV is not a death sentence; it is classified now mostly as a chronic illness as such it is treatable.”A counselor with the program, Hezron Henry, explained it takes around 10 minutes and adds that there has been a decrease in positive results and an increase in awareness. The testing is Friday from 9am to 4pm at all three ScotiaBank locations nationwide. There will be translators for the Creole and Spanish speaking among us who want to be tested. Currently there are 202 people being supported by the HIV/Aids program in the country. There are 200 testing sites in 20 Caribbean countries on this coming Regional HIV Testing day. Police questioning two for securing officer shootinglast_img read more

  • Meet the 2018 Silver Pigskin winner Jahmon McClendon

    first_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter Meet the 2018 Silver Pigskin winner, Jahmon McClendon SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 20th annual KUSI Prep Pigskin Report was held aboard the USS Midway Museum Tuesday night. The event awarded San Diego’s best high school football players of all positions, including the most prestigious award in high school sports, the Silver Pigskin.The 2018 Silver Pigskin winner is Jahmon McClendon from Monte Vista high school and he joined us on Good Morning San Diego the morning after winning the coveted award.RELATED STORY: 2018 Prep Pigskin Report Silver Pigskin Gala Posted: December 5, 2018 December 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

  • Woman seriously injured after being hit by a car

    first_imgWoman seriously injured after being hit by a car SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 58-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in the Bay Ho neighborhood of San Diego tonight and suffered serious injuries.A 2016 Honda was traveling eastbound in the No. 2 lane of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard near Pocahontas Avenue about 5:45 p.m. when the vehicle in front of it swerved into the No. 1 lane and the Honda driver noticed a woman standing in the street, according to San Diego Police Department Officer Robert Heims.The driver attempted to move around the woman, but struck the pedestrian, Heims said.The victim suffered a fractured pelvis, fractured right leg and a head injury, Heims said. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Heims said. KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 4, 2019 January 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

  • Lightsaber combat training in San Diego

    first_img KUSI Newsroom, February 27, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lightsaber combat training in San Diego Posted: February 27, 2019center_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Sabers are a local organization aiming to teach the sport of lightsaber dueling.Battlemaster Eric Main and members joined Good Morning San Diego to explain the sport from the Sabers.Lightsaber combat has been recognized as an official sport in France. KUSI Newsroom Updated: 1:20 PMlast_img read more

  • Digital Edition and App Quality Control

    first_imgIt’s important to have this quality control in place so we can catch any problems that our readers might experience and fix them quickly. And if in the process we get a customer complaint we can inform them that we are fixing the problem. Our quality control person also checks the pricing on our single issues and subscriptions. This is especially important when we are doing discounted promotions for a certain time period; we want to make sure that what we are promoting is what the reader is seeing on the device.Customer ServiceBy having our quality control process in place we are able to service our readers better when they call. We also feel it’s important to have one dedicated customer service representative handle all the inquiries from our Apple subscribers. We provide this rep’s name, direct email and phone number within our apps via banner ads (inside the issues). A tab in the container app also provides the customer service contact information and cross promotes to our other brands. Our policy is to reply to our customers as fast as we can, especially since most of them are reaching us via email. Even if we don’t have a solution to their request we let them know that we are looking into it. Obviously, customer service for the digital platforms is not very different from print. Bugs, however, are an issue unique to apps and digital editions. In these cases, we have to be in constant communication with the readers who experience a technical glitch—asking them for screen grabs of what they are seeing on their devices and following up with them to make sure that once the bug is fixed they are not continuing to experience it.  
Apart from the complaints we get via email and phone, we also monitor the comments left on our iTunes and Facebook pages. For the Apple editions you can find the customer reviews link in your iTunes Connect account. This will give you a listing of all the comments for the all the different versions of the app. You cannot respond to the comments left on this page, but it does provide insight into the reader experience. On Facebook, we can reply to customer concerns and address any issues offline.It’s important to have a quality control process in place for all of your digital platforms. This helps you prevent bad customer experiences and lets you catch and correct problems sooner. And as you move more of your magazines onto all the different platforms, your quality control process will get longer and more tedious, but it’s just a matter of scheduling and time management. Like anything else we tackle as marketers and circulators, we can intelligently deal with these issues no matter how many apps we have to review or how many customer complaints we have to resolve.
In my next post, I’ll talk about the different circulation models we have throughout our various digital platforms and our system for reporting them as qualified circulation in our BPA and ABC statements.Until then… Once we are set with our digital subscription offers and people start subscribing—the calls, emails, and Facebook post complaints start pouring in. And just like with our print products, we need to make sure we have some quality control processes in place, bundled with a customer service that’s fast to respond to these inquiries. Here, I outline what we do at NewBay Media to ensure that our digital editions are rendering properly on all platforms, that they go live on schedule and how we handle the customer service.Quality ControlThis is one of the most important and time consuming processes that we handle in our department. Currently, New Bay Media has 23 Apple editions (with different circulation models), 9 Nook editions, 7 Kindle editions, 8 on Google Play and 2 on Zinio. The first thing we did was create a master schedule (just like we have for our print edition), which provides the due dates for file uploads, approvals and on-sale and live dates. We then use this schedule to go into all of our platforms and check that the issues go live on time and that they are rendering/displaying properly in the device.last_img read more