JTB wins tourism award

first_imgRelatedJTB wins tourism award RelatedJTB wins tourism award RelatedJTB wins tourism award JTB wins tourism award TourismJune 12, 2011 Advertisements By DERRICK SCOTT, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was selected as the ‘Official International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’, at TravelAge West’s 2011 WAVE Awards, held on June 2, at The Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, in California. Jamaica was identified as the winner among 64 nominated Government tourism organisations. TravelAge West, the leading travel industry trade publication in the western United States,presents the awards annually to recognise travel-supplier partners who provide outstanding qualities and services. The JTB’s Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, Dian Holland, was on hand to accept the award. “I have immense respect for the travel agents with whom I have worked for more than 30 years. It is a privilege not only to partner with these professionals to promote Jamaica, but also to have my peers recognise the work the Jamaica Tourist Board has done to cultivate a blossoming partnership and friendship,” the Development Manager said. Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West, Ken Shapiro, and the entire editorial team reviewed the candidates and selected the Editor’s Pick award recipients.Jamaica was among the nominees for ‘Best Destination for a Beach Vacation’ and ‘Best Destination for a Honeymoon/Romance Vacation’. The ‘Official International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’ is a write-in award. Travel agent professionals throughout the 14 western states, the readers of TravelAge West and all visitors to www.TravelAgeWest.com nominate who they feel should win the award without the recommendation of the Editor’s Picks. “Once again, the Jamaica Tourist Board captured the votes of travel agents in the West in the category of ‘International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’ in our 2011 WAVE Awards,” said Mr. Shapiro. “This third consecutive win for the JTB shows tremendous support and appreciation by the industry’s top agents for a job well done. Travel agents are known for telling it like it is, so this vote shows that the JTB has clearly assisted travel agents in helping them to please their clients,” he added.last_img read more

California allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and up

first_imgHomeFeaturedCalifornia allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and up Apr. 16, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and upGuest Author2 months agocaliforniavaccineNewsom. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. AMY TAXIN and DON THOMPSON, Associated PressAs California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension over inoculations get in the way of protecting themselves against the illness.Nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus, Newsom said as the country’s most populous state began vaccinating everyone, regardless of occupation or health condition.It comes as California and other states have seen vaccine supplies rise in recent weeks, despite the recent pause of the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine as U.S. government health advisers evaluate whether a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot.“I don’t care where you get it. I just want you to get it,” Newsom said of the vaccine at a news conference in Union City, California.California has seen coronavirus cases plummet from a deadly fall and winter surge. About 2,300 people are hospitalized with the virus, compared with nearly 10 times as many earlier in the year, Newsom said. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for new coronavirus cases is 1.7%.California has administered 24 million doses of vaccine and is pushing residents to get the shot through community outreach, mobile clinics and public service announcements, including what Newsom said is a new $40 million Spanish-language campaign emphasizing that vaccines are safe and effective.“We’re in the fourth quarter unquestionably. But this game’s not done yet,” Newsom said.As vaccine supplies have risen, many residents have had an easier time getting the shot. Several counties previously opened up eligibility to people 16 years and older after seeing appointments go unfilled, and the rest of the state followed suit on Thursday.Before opening up vaccinations to younger people, University of California, Davis Health had as many as 1,500 unfilled appointments a day. It is now booked for the week and continues to see strong demand for the shot, said Marianne Russ Sharp, a UC Davis Health spokeswoman. Sonoma County officials reported overwhelming demand swamped supply.In San Bernardino County, which expanded eligibility last week, vaccine slots that used to be snapped up in minutes now might take days to fill, but they don’t go unused.“The county has seen that it takes longer to fill appointments than in the past,” said David Wert, a county spokesman. “But they all get filled.”That isn’t the case in nearby Riverside County, where county health officials said as many as 900 vaccine appointments go unfilled each day. The county of 2.5 million people has seen a jump in vaccinations of younger people since expanding eligibility, but it still has more doses than demand, said Michael Osur, assistant director of Riverside County Public Health. He added that about 39 percent of eligible residents have received at least one shot.“The people who wanted to get vaccinated, the people who were clamoring to get vaccinated, got vaccinated,” Osur said. “Every week we have thousands of appointments that are going unfilled.” The county has launched a survey to try to find out why, he said.In Fresno, where only about half of available vaccination slots are being filled, Fresno County Division Health Manager Joe Prado said “the demand isn’t there and so supply is no longer an issue really.”Officials in some areas are using incentives such as free lunches or coupons “just to get people to walk in, those who are kind of on the tipping point, and this would be just an extra incentive just to convince them to spend a little bit of time with us to get their vaccine,” Fresno County health officer Dr. Rais Vohra said Thursday.Public health officials have been working to overcome barriers to accessing the vaccine in underserved communities and addressing vaccine hesitancy.Newsom said the pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine affects only 4% of California’s vaccine supplies, with most residents receiving two-dose vaccine regimens from Pfizer and Moderna. But some community members have raised concerns about the effect it could have on the public’s overall willingness to get the shot.Debra Schade, director of the California School Boards Association, said the rare but serious blood clot problems being investigated are spurring questions from parents concerned whether the shots bring the potential of long-term reproductive health issues for their daughters, now that those age 16 and up are eligible.“I think there’s a level of hesitancy that you’re not aware of,” she told top state health officials Wednesday during a meeting of the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee.Newsom echoed health officials in noting the rarity of the problems being investigated and the relative benefits of being vaccinated compared with the dangers of the deadly infection. But he acknowledged hesitancy cuts across all demographic boundaries and can be spurred by residents’ political leanings.“We still have hesitancy in all communities,” he said. “We have to work across all that spectrum.”Kiran Savage-Sangwan, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, told health officials Wednesday that residents have also raised concerns about costs, though the vaccine is free.“People are used to not thinking health care is free, right, so I think it’s taking a lot to make sure people understand, even if you don’t have insurance, even if you’re undocumented, the vaccine is free,” she said.Taxin reported from Orange County, California. Associated Press writers Janie Har and Olga R. Rodriguez in San Francisco contributed to this report.Tags :californiavaccineshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentFormer priest charged with sexually abusing children near LAEven at 99, Jerry’s On the MoveYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Telefonica, Spanish banks set up new digital firm

first_img Tags Telefonica, partners eye rural Colombia money play Telefonica ups digital play with Brazil loan service 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 Author CaixabankSantanderTelefonica Related Telefonica and Spanish banks CaixaBank and Santander are setting up a new company to develop digital services, starting with an online community for merchants and consumers.Telefonica claims the joint venture is the first in Europe between financial institutions and a mobile operator set up to create such offerings.In addition, the joint venture will develop a digital wallet in which subscribers can keep credit and debit cards with which they can make purchases within the online community, as well as making P2P payments with other subscribers.The new company will launch in Spain but plans to move internationally “in the short term”, given the extensive geographic footprint of its partners.Interestingly, the venture is also open to other partners, although the announcement does not specify whether more banking or telecoms partners are preferred, or indeed the addition of companies from other sectors.“There is a profound change happening in the way we buy things. Digital technologies are transforming how consumers research products and then identify the best prices, promotions and discounts,” said Telefonica’s Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete (pictured).center_img Money Previous ArticleDish ups Clearwire offer, slams SoftBank-Sprint security dealNext ArticleLG details Asian phablet rollout Telefonica Deutschland claims first with mobile-only bank HomeMoneyNews Telefonica, Spanish banks set up new digital firm Richard Handford AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAY 2013 last_img read more

Telefonica to trial TIP private 5G network system

first_img Diana Goovaerts Tags Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Home Telefonica to trial TIP private 5G network system Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques Telefonica lined up to test a new approach to private 5G networks being developed by a Telecom Infra Project (TIP) working group formed this week, which the research outfit claimed would deliver improved economics and flexibility over traditional approaches.Juan Carlos Garcia, SVP of technology innovation and ecosystem at Telefonica and TIP board director, stated the project would help operators “address the exciting opportunities that 5G is creating in the enterprise segment, both through valuable features for our customers and more efficient network operations”.TIP said the 5G Private Network Solutions Group was established to tackle weaknesses in the economics and operational flexibilty of traditional network architectures in enterprise scenarios.The group will create an open, cloud-native architecture for private 5G networks, incorporating elements of a Continuous Integration Continuous Delivery Deployment (CI/CD) platform previously created by TIP’s OpenRAN project group.Telefonica will conduct laboratory tests of the working group’s system at its TIP Community Lab in Madrid before field tests in Malaga.Key goals for the project include delivery of high-performance 5G connectivity and edge computing infrastructure covering multiple enterprise verticals; improved network economics through the use of commoditised hardware, open source software and automation; and better network security.Private networks have been a hot topic of late: at MWC Shanghai last month, Nokia president and CEO Pekka Lundmark tipped spending to exceed traditional public networks in the next decade, citing “huge appetite” from industry. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 04 MAR 2021 Telefonica bolsters blockchain securitycenter_img Author Previous ArticleXiaomi reveals latest Redmi lineNext ArticleT-Mobile chases enterprise with latest Uncarrier push Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Español Related Telecom Infra ProjectTelefonicalast_img read more

Final Creston Murder Suspect to Plead Guilty

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email The fourth and final suspect in the Creston murder case is expected to plead guilty to accountability to deliberate homicide in May.Christopher Michael Hansen signed a plea agreement this week and is scheduled to appear in court on May 4. According to court records, prosecutors are expected to recommend a 50-year sentence to the Montana State Prison at a yet-to-be scheduled sentencing hearing.Hansen is one of four people accused of being involved in the May 2016 murder of Wade Allen Rautio. According to court documents, Melisa Ann Crone ordered Robert Wittal, David Toman and Hansen to kill Rautio, who was living in her Evergreen home at the time. Wittal was charged with deliberate homicide, and Crone, Hansen and Toman were charged with accountability to deliberate homicide. Crone was also charged with criminal possession of drugs.Wittal was convicted of homicide at trial in October 2016 and sentenced to 110 years in prison earlier this year. On March 15, Crone pleaded guilty to felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop the charge for accountability to homicide. Crone will be sentenced on May 25, and prosecutors and the defense are expected to jointly recommend a 40-year sentence to the Montana Women’s Prison with 20 years suspended.Toman pleaded guilty on March 23 to accountability to deliberate homicide, but then, in testimony during his change of plea hearing, wavered on his involvement in the crime. District Court Judge Dan Wilson rejected the plea and advised Toman to spend more time with his attorney before rescheduling the change of plea hearing for April 27.last_img read more

Mast vandals only hurting the community – Government

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook It’s emerged that coal was used to start two fires at masts in Letterkenny on Easter Sunday night.Gardai say the fires, on either ends of Circular Road, were started deliberately and their investigations are continuing.On today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sergeant Eunan Walsh asked anyone who saw anything suspicious in the areas of Dr McGinley Rod or Long Lane to come forward.One theory is that the fires were prompted by speculation linking 5G to Coronavirus, speculation which has been dismissed by health experts.EIR says in this instance, the damaged equipment has nothing to do with 5G.Assistant Secretary General at the Department of the Taoiseach Liz Canavan says such rumours have no basis in fact, and this damage will only do harm……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/15canavan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook Mast vandals only hurting the community – Government Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – April 14, 2020 center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDonegal GP says cross border Covid rate comparisons are misleadingNext article10 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

North South Ministerial Council: travel restrictions to top agenda

first_img Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – July 31, 2020 Previous articleConcern over expensive legal battles for children with special needsNext articlePeople urged to ‘double down’ on efforts to fight Covid-19 News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford A meeting of the North South Ministerial Council is due to meet in Dublin later today for the first time since power-sharing was restored in Stormont.The different Covid-19 travel restrictions between Northern Ireland and the Republic will be high on the agenda.Mary Lou McDonald wants an all-Ireland approach to travel, saying ‘we do it for animal health, why not human health’.Last week a leaked letter from the Northern Ireland Health Minister, Robin Swann, to his counterpart Stephen Donnelly, also asked the government here to explore new laws and data-sharing agreements to track international travellers on the island.The other major issue will be Brexit with officials here warning that households and businesses may not have the capability to withstand a second economic shockWith that in mind in a post-lockdown world, protecting the 85 billion euro trade link with Britain has taken on a new-found importance. Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 North South Ministerial Council: travel restrictions to top agendacenter_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

American Association of University Women’s Fellowships

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The program provides support for one year of graduate or postgraduate study in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. An International Fellow is expected to pursue her project full time during the fellowship year (July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016).EligibilityInternational Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2014, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year.FellowshipThe amount of the fellowship differs depending on what it is aimed for:Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowship: $18,000Doctoral Fellowship: $20,000Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000ApplicationFirstly you have to take the eligibility quiz HERE. 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UN Programme Officer in Geneva Wanted

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Age of transatlantic mega-mergers dawns

first_imgMega-mergers are expected to continue anticipating and following market-opening measures, but at a quicker pace. “They will continue, especially in sectors such as telecommunications,” says Angela Ward, deputy editor of UK-based Acquisitions Monthly.Industry analysts expect most of the looser telecoms alliances between European and US companies to follow the BT/MCI model.European and US airlines might similarly want to seal their alliances with purchases of share stakes if BA/AA provesan encouraging example to follow – and memories aresufficiently short to forget BA’s earlier experience with US Air and KLM’s mixed fortunes with Northwest.But if that proves to be the case, competition officials in the EU and US will be doing a lot to boost transatlantic traffic via the newly emerged telecom giants with flurries of calls to discuss their shared concerns.Sectors such as food processing and construction are, however, likely to remain sedentary, with Coca-Cola’s recent take-over of Schweppes Beverages and Dutch Ahold’s purchase of Stop & Shop seen as exceptions to the generally established rule.The picture of Anglo-American take-over activity over the last ten years is telling evidence of the emergence of the mega-deal. US acquisitions totalled 1 billion ecu in 1987, increased tenfold by 1995 and reached 15.25 billion ecu in 1996.European company spending in the US doubled from 1995 to 1996 to reach 58.6 billion ecu. UK deals accounted for over half of Europe’s spending, with 148 US companies bought at a cost of 33.8 billion ecu, according to Acquisitions Monthly.German firms were the next biggest spenders, with the purchase of National Medical Care by Fresenius and the acquisition of reinsurancegroup American Re Corp by Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft topping the list.“There has been a clear increase in US cases,” said a Commission competition official bearing the brunt of the extra workload.This has forced even closer cooperation between both sides, a fact due to be reflected in the next few months by completion of an updated competition agreement, building on the one already in place since 1991.This accord would take the bold step of calling for EU and US authorities to decide which of them was most affected bya transatlantic competitioncase, with the least concerned stepping back to allow the other to take the lead in dealingwith it. BT’s virtual take-over of MCI, British Airways’ alliance with American Airlines, BP’s joint venture with Mobil, and Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom’s stake in Sprint Corporation have captured the business headlines over thelast year.The deals share a common characteristic: most of them are in already global or virtually global markets and the majority of them are Anglo-American, with the Anglo doing the buying.Insurance and finance could be added to the list of sectors which have largely hurdled national frontiers.center_img This practice has already begun unofficially, with American officials recently allowing their Union counterparts to lead the probe of US retail sales analyst AC Nielsen for an alleged abuse of its dominant position because most of its activities were based in Europe.But any more formal arrangement would not touch on the vetting of mergers and joint ventures, which would remain separate, although there is already a high level of cooperation between the twosides in swapping product and turnover details.That has been particularly true in pharmaceutical cases such as Glaxo/Wellcome and Hoechst/Marion Merrill Dow, where data from national drugs authorities were a key to assessing the likely impact of the deals.last_img read more