Julian Wilkins reelected Chairman of CANTO and Digicel Group Director Government Relations

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCuracao, CANTO Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 1st February, 2017:  Julian Wilkins, Digicel Group Director, Government Relations and Public Affairs, was re-elected as CANTO Chairman to the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO), the leading authority for shaping information and communication in the Caribbean. The announcement was made during CANTO’s Annual General Meeting in Curacao on Tuesday 31st January.With this year’s theme for CANTO being, Reimaging ICT as a tool for national growth and development, Wilkins said, “Reimaging ICT is high on CANTO’s agenda and focuses on ICT connectivity – fostering an environment which stimulates the creativity so necessary for the development of our national and regional markets. This is where we look to our Governments and Regulators to create the right environment to incentivise investment in the Caribbean region.”  Wilkins added, “We are in the process of transforming the organisation and this work must continue.” Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews He joined Digicel Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 as Operations and Maintenance Manager and transferred to Digicel Group, Legal and Regulatory in 2008. Wilkins was first elected as CANTO Chairman in 2015.#MagneticMediaNews Wilkins, who is from Antigua and Barbuda, was educated in the UK and holds an MBA from the Henley Business School in General Management and full telecommunications City and Guilds qualifications. He has worked with British Telecom in the UK as well as with the Antigua Public Utilities Authority, where he successfully launched the first GSM mobile network in the English-speaking Caribbean. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Weve got great character – Etheridge

first_imgCardiff City goalkeeper Neal Etheridge has hailed his team’s character and desire after their hard-fought 1-0 victory against Southampton on Saturday.Callum Paterson scored and Etheridge kept a clean sheet at the other end to help Cardiff City win a vital three points.The victory lifted Cardiff to 14th place in the Premier League table, and the Philippines goalkeeper was impressed with the overall performance of the team.“It’s great to achieve our third consecutive win at home,” Etheridge told the club’s website.“I think we played really well. We were very solid at the back. It’s fantastic to get another clean-sheet, especially at this level.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“Obviously, we can now progress with this result and keep going forward. The lads are very happy with the result. Southampton was a team similar to our level so it was important to get the win.“The weather conditions weren’t the best. It really started to come down after the warm-up. The wind affected the play and it was difficult for the players. The lads had to battle extra hard but took away the deserved three points.“They put a lot of balls into the box and it was a very tricky game; especially with the weather conditions. All credit to the back four with the clean-sheet.“We’ve got a great character in the squad. In the past, we’ve had to show a response from being behind to win games.“But against Southampton, we got in front and had to stay in front. The characters in the dressing room are extremely happy.”last_img read more

FPS 2008 Day One WrapUp

first_imgThe working groups continued into the afternoon, and ended in the evening with FOLIO:’s “Dinner with a Stranger” event. The Summit will conclude tomorrow following a keynote presentation from Terry Snow, CEO of Bonnier Corporation, and additional working group sessions.[EDITOR’S NOTE: Visit the FPS page for an inside look into the keynote and working group discussions.] MIAMI—The FOLIO: Publishing Summit—redesigned as an “elite retreat” for top-level magazine management—kicked off today at the Doral Resort in Miami, Florida with a keynote presentation from Jack Griffin, president of Meredith Publishing Group. Griffin, on crutches and hobbled by a recent surgery, talked about navigating through a world of “discontinuous change” and steering Meredith from being “a shelter magazine company to…a leading content platform for women in the U.S.” Following the presentation, the more than 300 attendees—magazine publishers spanning the industry, hailing from locations all over the country—broke into eight working groups formed around categories including editorial and content management, finance and operations, executive management, and city and regional publishing, among others. Sessions were organized as roundtable conversations led by moderators focused on specific topics and targeting the issues of most concern to each group.Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton gave a luncheon keynote, sharing his list of “10 Deadly Sins” to avoid in b-to-b publishing.last_img read more

IAB Releases The Native Advertising Playbook

first_imgTo read the full report click here. In a continued effort to make sense of native advertising, IAB released its latest study, “The Native Advertising Playbook.”The paper is intended to provide Internet advertisers and marketers with a framework for thinking and discussing the current state of native advertising. To do that, IAB broke native down into six ad-unit categories, along with six questions marketers should ask when evaluating each. IAB also offers some recommended best practices to consider.The six types of ad units that are most common now are: in-feed, paid search, recommendation widgets, promoted listings, in-ad with native elements and custom. The paper defines each unit with details on how to evaluate them based on form, function, integration, targeting and measurement.IAB’s study was released on the same day the FCC is holding its workshop, “Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?,” as the commission looks to understand the practice to ensure fairness moving forward. IAB will also be holding a series of its own workshops beginning in March that will address topics like measurement, ethics and consumer attitudes towards advertising.last_img read more

Amazon to fund 10M to improve fairness in AI research

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 5:11 Sci-Tech Tech Industry Post a comment 0center_img Tags Amazon wants funded projects to broaden acceptance of AI systems.  Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon is giving money to broaden AI acceptance. The e-commerce giant on Monday said it’s working with the US National Science Foundation to give a total of $10 million in research grants over the next three years to help improve fairness in artificial intelligence.”We believe we must work closely with academic researchers to develop innovative solutions that address issues of fairness, transparency and accountability and to ensure that biases in data don’t get embedded in the systems we create,” Prem Natarajan, vice president and head scientist of Alexa at Amazon, wrote in a blog post. “Funded projects will help to enable broadened acceptance of AI systems, helping the US further capitalize on the potential of AI technologies.”This comes as Amazon faces criticism for selling Rekognition, facial recognition software that relies on AI and machine learning, to law enforcement agencies. Civil liberties groups, such as the ACLU, have raised concerns about the speedy adoption of facial recognition tech among US law enforcement agencies and the potential for its abuse, particularly against immigrants and people of color.Amazon said specific topics of interest for its funding program with the NSF include transparency, explainability, accountability, potential biases and effects, inclusiveness and fairness in AI technology. Interested researchers can submit their letters of intent by May 10. Facial recognition: Get to know the tech that gets to… Amazon Facial recognitionlast_img read more

France is working on a new space laser to blind rogue satellites

first_img Share your voice Military Space Comments French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly presents the government’s new plan Thursday. Emma Le Rouzic / Air Force While President Trump’s proposed US Space Force is held up on Capitol Hill, France’s military has its own plans to deploy weapons in space. French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly on Thursday laid out the country’s new space defense strategy, which includes deploying satellites with the means of disabling other satellites that pose a threat.”If our satellites are threatened, we intend to blind those of our adversaries,” Parly said, according to AFP. “We reserve the right and the means to be able to respond: that could imply the use of powerful lasers deployed from our satellites or from patrolling nano-satellites.”Last year, France accused Russia of flying one of its satellites a little too close to a French bird to spy on secure military communications.  Lieutenant Colonel Thierry Cattaneo explained that using lasers as a means of defense is preferable to destroying aggressor satellites and creating countless new pieces of hazardous debris in orbit. Earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a new space command within the country’s Air Force, an approach the White House is also working to implement in the US. Sci-Tech Tagslast_img read more

Delhi To Scrap Cars Over 15 Years In A Move To Reduce

first_imgIndia’s environment court, the National Green Tribunal, has banned vehicles older than 15 years from the streets of New Delhi.The capital of the world’s second most populous country has been named the world’s worst polluted city by the World Health Organization.A government study estimates vehicle pollution accounts for almost three quarters of overall air contamination in teh capital, which gets exacerbated in the winter months when fog and vehicle emissions produce smog in record levels.While no incentive has been offered for abandoning the older models , the benefits of such a move cannot be ignored.The affected vehicles come from an era when India opened up her economy to global entrants, which saw Germany’s Opel, Ford Motors, Hyundai and Daewoo from South Korea, Honda and Toyota from Japan, Peugeot from France, Fiat from Italy, Rover from UK, among others.Until then, Indians were limited to the Hindustan Motors produced Ambassador or the Premier Padmini based on the Fiat 1100D, and the Maruti Suzuki 800, part of Japan’s Kei Car regulations for small vehicles. ReutersThe newer entrants took many a misstep and a few manufacturers left the country without ever tasting success, some by virtue of poor product choice and others due to poor management.The vehicles manufactured in the late 90’s had many a novelty, but hardly any safety features and their build quality was still in keeping with the benchmark of the then Indian car manufacturing, which was negligible. Except for the Maruti 800, which saw a 30-year long production run, other vehicles have seen spare parts dry up, and with it, the engineering talent that goes in maintaining the cars.Today, the country is one of the world’s fastest growing car markets. Every manufacturer, including luxury and sport cars, has a presence across the country.Delhi, by itself, is the largest market, accounting for 17% of all vehicles being sold in the country.If the ban is followed by strict and rigorous implementation, it would drive down the price of used cars, which could end up in semi-rural and rural areas. India continues to remain a country with low penetration levels of vehicle ownership. Statistics suggest that used cars are traded in the ratio of 1:1 of new cars.The vehicle market remains buoyant, while still not seeing heady days; it has recovered much since the Narendra Modi government came to power. India is also an export hub for manufacturers, earning the nation much valuable foreign exchange. ReutersAir pollution is a significant health hazard causing respiratory infections, heart disease, COPD, stroke and lung cancer.The WHO said Delhi had the world’s highest annual average concentration of small airborne particles known as PM2.5, following a study this year of 1,600 cities across the globe.The government, while in no condition to provide cash incentives, could consider cuts in tax and excise duties, allowing for a reduction in the entry cost of cars. The current drop in crude by as much as 40% and a helpful rate cut by the Central Bank should benefit the car buying market not only in the capital, but across the country.last_img read more

September is National Back to Church Month

first_imgIn observance of National Back to Church Month, Israel Baptist Church is issuing an invitation to its Back on Track service, 9:45 a.m., Sept. 14 at 2000 N. Washington St. Israel’s pastor, the Rev. H. Walden Wilson II will bring the message and worship leadership will be conducted by the music, deaf, dance and mime ministries. The focus that Sunday will also be in offering thanks for traveling grace and new mercies during summer vacations or staycations.For more information call the church office at 410-732-3494 or visit them on the web at www.israelbaptist.orglast_img read more