Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015

first_imgBusinessLocalNews Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015 by: – December 16, 2015 Share 168 Views   no discussions Share Happy Children at the Ceremony; Photo Credit: DDA LibraryRoseau, Dominica – (December 16th, 2015) – Dominica will once again benefit from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift Project for the Caribbean’s underprivileged Children. Dominica has benefited from this program for the past twenty (20) years. The program is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal.The Holiday Gift Program was designed to reach out to FCCA‘s partners in the Caribbean, by providing holiday gifts to underprivileged children in foster homes, or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be possible. Last year (2014) over 30 destinations participated in the program, with over 7,000 children receiving holiday gifts. Reports from the FCCA confirm that over 40 destinations will benefit from this year’s program.Gift items will be brought in to Dominica by crew personnel aboard the MV Celebrity Equinox, which is scheduled to berth at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on December 17th 2015. To celebrate the event a ceremony will take place at the Public Service Union Building, at 11:30am. Two Hundred (200) children under the Child’s Fund Caribbean Program will be recipients of this year’s gifts. This will comprise of children from the western and eastern villages on island.We are grateful to our local sponsors –Fine Foods Inc., Hara Agency, Springfield Trading, Starring & Sons, H.H.V Whitchurch Ltd and Combine Taxi Inc, for their generous contributions towards the event and look forward to their continued support in the future.Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism thank FCCA for their continued efforts in bringing holiday cheer to underprivileged children throughout the Caribbean, and pledge continued support to this program, and others in the future.center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

IEEE Releases Report on Wake-Up Radio Technology Aimed at Increasing Battery Life for Wireless Devices

first_img An overview of IEEE 802.11ba Wake-Up Radio Near-and long-term use cases Market forecasts A comparison of IEEE Wake-Up Radio to other technologies A look at potential future developments Click here to learn more. IEEE has released the IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio. Wake-Up Radio is a breakthrough technology from the IEEE 802.11ba Standards Task Group that significantly extends the battery life of devices and sensors, particularly those that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). With the projected growth of IoT devices exceeding 20 billion by 2020, Wake-Up Radio will greatly reduce the need for frequent recharging or replacement of batteries while still maintaining optimum device performance.Energy conservation is a critical requirement for the billions of future networked devices exclusively dependent on battery power with a target operational lifetime in excess of five years. These devices are expected to make up a substantial fraction of the Internet of Things market. IEEE P802.11ba – Wake Up Radio is a key enabling energy conserving technology for the markets they will serve, and this insightful report has been crafted to help stakeholders better understand the potential of the technology and market.From smart homes and smart warehouses, to logistics and transport, to wearable health-monitoring devices and more, achieving low-power, low-latency objectives are essential for organizations designing or using IoT devices. Wake-Up Radio, running on the common standard IEEE 802.11, offers solutions to overcome design challenges, and to meet the unique requirements for low-power and low-latency in a world of ubiquitous IoT device deployments.The IEEE Wake-Up Radio is an add-on to existing IEEE 802.11 radios that substantially improve power-saving performance of IEEE 802, removing the need to compromise between power savings and latency. This makes the technology suitable for a new class of battery-powered devices that will drive innovation and exciting new applications in the market.The IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio provides:last_img read more

Prime Minister Rowley Calls for “Immediate” Withdrawal of Racially-based Advertisement

first_imgRowley heads the Afro-based PNM, while Persad Bissessar, heads the Indo-based UNC and Rowley told supporters that this is not the first time that the Opposition leader has reverted to race during the campaign for the August 10 general election. CMC “Tonight I want to say to Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar and the UNC, I am a proud black man in this country and you have offended me and you have insulted all black people in this country by that caricature in your advertisement.” “You could go to hell with that. We are better than that in Trinidad and Tobago. If the PNM has one legacy that we are going to defend to the death is that we have encouraged inter-racial solidarity in this country and we will not allow Kamla Persad Bissessar and her minnows to threaten it. I demand that those ads be removed,” Rowley said. “I feel sorry, I feel hurt, I feel pain when I see people affected by crime, when I see jobs being lost…it may be unbelievable to some but I do care and love all of you. “I know what the yellow bananas mean. It is monkeys they give bananas. All over the world footballers walk off the field when they start to make monkey chants, but in the UNC advertisement, black people hungry in Trinidad and Tobago and you feed the monkeys bananas,” Rowley told supporters of his ruling People’s National Movement (PNM) on Thursday night. “So she intended all along to use race, dog whistle and racial epithets as part of her political armoury. So today, she reached now to be humiliating black people in this country by picking up destitute black looking people and portraying them in the worst most possible way in a political advertisement.center_img Last month, she vehemently denied referring to Rowley as “this black man’ insisting that she had used the word “blank’. “We are humans and we all make mistakes that we regret and wish we could change. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has called on the main opposition United National Congress (UNC) to immediately withdraw a political advertisement showing that a black person being handed a bunch of bananas after complaining about the performance of the government. ‘To those who have been hurt by any decision I have made, I apologise,” she told supporters. But speaking at her party’s final campaign ahead of the poll, a sombre sounding Persad Bissessar said that she has always been about promoting unity and issued something of an apology to the country.last_img read more