In a partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, to support its program Brasil Sem Miséria, SIPAM will install 166 antennas for satellite communication that will bring internet services to remote Amazon municipalities in the states of Acre, Pará, Amapá, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Roraima and Amazonas. With this equipment, the municipal officials will register impoverished families in the Federal Government Register for Social Programs. “It is SIPAM’s technological infrastructure contributing to broaden the access to government programs in the region,” Guedes said. SIPAM is working with the Army, Navy and the Geological Service of Brazil in the effort to develop the region’s cartography. This has a 350 million-reai project to develop topographic, nautical and geological charts of the so-called Amazonian “cartographic vacuum.” SIPAM ventures into telemedicine Protecting the Amazonia isn’t just about saving the trees. It also includes taking care of its people and connecting them to the world. That’s why SIPAM is venturing into telemedicine with its announcement last October of a cooperative agreement with the Federal University of the Amazonas (UFAM), the Francisca Mendes University Hospital (HUFM) and the State Secretariat of Health (SUSAM). Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications to exchange medical information to improve patient care, diagnosis and treatment. In remote locations of Brazil, specialty care, second opinions and extended care are near-luxuries. Among other things, SIPAM will install satellite antennas for teleconsultation uses in the municipalities of Coari, Humaitá, Itacoatiara and Benjamin Constant. “This partnership with SIPAM, besides allowing teleconsultations, will help us with distance learning,” said Pedro Elias de Souza, general director of Francisca Mendes Hospital. “We already have 12 study topics, along with cardiology lessons which will be possible to do.” Amazonas is the first Brazilian state to integrate all of its municipalities to the State Telehealth Program, which allows tests and specialist consultations via satellite. Local general-practice doctors perform their procedures, and then share the data, sounds and images in real time with teams of specialists in Manaus, as well as with other doctors who can respond to emergency calls anytime via smartphone. The VSAT antennas that SIPAM uses are easily transportable and double up in support of many of its partners’ projects. Seven satellite communications antennas support the operations of the army’s 17th Jungle Infantry Brigade as well as the Regional Electoral Court in the remote states of Rondônia and Acre. “Promoting access to communications in the Amazonian region is one of the premises of SIPAM,” said José Neumar da Silveira, manager of the SIPAM Regional Center in Porto Velho. “That’s why we are always willing to help our partners in operations or in their permanent bases.” Another SIPAM project aims to complete biometric registration of voters in Porto Velho, sending fingerprints and documents via Internet in areas where there would be no other access to the network. This is crucial, since people who aren’t registered won’t be able to vote in the 2012 municipal elections. SIPAM’s equipment is also used by the 17th Brigade in Operation Curare III, which began in September and seeks to intensify surveillance in the states of Rondônia and Acre, which border Bolivia and Peru. I congratulate Brazil on such an important initiative, which will bring comprehensive benefits to the region under protection. It truly is the biggest of the continental countries. A worthy example to follow. What does SIPAM has to say about the dozens of NGOs established in the Amazon, and how do North-Americans see the Amazon. Finally, because the word Amazon is COOL! By Dialogo November 21, 2011 The Amazon Protection System (SIPAM) is now part of the structure of the Defense Ministry — a strong indication that Brazil regards the defense of its vast rainforest region as a matter of national security. Defense Minister Celso Amorin visited SIPAM’s operational center in Brasília to get acquainted first-hand with the many projects of the technological park in October. Ari Matos, the head of institutional coordination and organization, and his special adviser, José Genoino, accompanied Amorin on his tour. SIPAM works in coordination with states and municipalities that have a hand in policies in the region known as Legal Amazonia. Its partners also include the Armed Forces and the Federal Police, said Rogério Guedes, SIPAM’s general director. The Legal Amazonia, an administrative division established by the Brazilian government to better promote the region’s development, covers the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, as well as all of Maranhão state west of the 44th parallel. This vast yet sparsely populated region is home to about 21 million residents. Its population density is only 3.67 inhabitants per square kilometer, yet it has the fastest population growth in Brazil. SIPAM is part of several policy forums, such as the Brazilian Council of Intelligence, the National Commission of Cartography and the National Committee of Operation Arco Verde, said Guedes. The objective of Arco Verde — led by the Western Military Command and based in the city of Sinop — was to fight deforestation and other illegal environmental activity in northern Mato Grosso state. Launched by the federal government, it involved the ministries of defense, justice and environment. The Ministry of Environment has since reported deforestation in Mato Grosso dropped by 74 percent between 2004 and 2010. SIPAM at work Among SIPAM’s specialties are deforestation, radiation detection and meteorology. With local logistical support, it also applies geoprocessing and remote sensoring techniques to be able to define the effects of human activity as well as mitigation measures put in place. SIPAM has significantly modernized the technological park. Among other things, it has bought a high-resolution camera, the ADS80, which generates continuous digital images during flight. This type of camera produces images with a resolution of up to five centimeters of terrain, with a higher quality than satellite images generated by commercial orbital sensors currently on the market. Guedes said the ADS80 will serve aerial remote sensoring mission monitoring by partner entities. SIPAM has also partnered with the Ministry of Environment on the Bolsa Verde project, which offers financial incentives to small farmers and rural producers who take measures to preserve the environment. “We will monitor remotely, with radars or satellites, to ensure that families who benefit from the program are living up to their commitment and not contributing to deforestation,” Guedes explained during Amorin’s visit. The technique is used by the Terra Legal Program. SIPAM has been monitoring areas aided by this program, in which owners have specific targets for the conservation of green areas.
The existing bridge will be taken down once the new bidge is open. Officials say the construction will not negatively impact anyone trying to pass through. The New York Department of Transportation says the project will be about half a mile down from the original bridge. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2022 and will be completed by fall 2023. The DOT says the current bridge is old and outdated and the project has been planned for awhile. The virtual meeting will be held at 5 p.m. The public can join by clicking here. (WBNG) — There will be a public meeting on a project to replace the Chenango River Bridge Tuesday night.
– Advertisement – A sign marks a rendezvous location for Lyft and Uber users at San Diego State University in San Diego, California, May 13, 2020.Mike Blake | Reuters The companies had warned ahead of that any increased costs the decision would have been passed on to their customers.“We would expect other states to now be less aggressive in trying to pass similar legislation to AB5, which would be an important win for Uber and its peers,” Bank of America analysts said in a note on Wednesday. “Overall, while Uber still faces regulatory challenges in the UK and other US States, the vote helps alleviate a big uncertainty, and could open the stock to new investors, potentially aiding valuation.” Shares of Uber and Lyft were up big in premarket trading after early voting projections suggest that Californians have decided both companies should be exempt from a labor law that aimed to make drivers employees instead of contractors.Shares of Uber were up more than 13% and shares of Lyft were up more than 16% before markets opened on Wednesday.Voters were deciding on California’s Proposition 22, a ballot measure that Uber and Lyft were using as a last hope in the state to continue operating as they currently do. The proposition would allow drivers for app-based transportation and delivery companies to be classified as independent contractors in many circumstances. While that would disqualify them for benefits granted to employees, the measure also entitles drivers to new benefits like minimum earnings and vehicle insurance.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
“The decree is almost ready. We’re asking for the government’s permission to allow ojek drivers to transport passengers.”The nation’s app-based ojek services association demanded on Wednesday compensation from the government for their projected losses from the PSBB, as 70 percent of their income comes from transporting passengers.A Statqo Analytics report said the two ride-hailing service providers in the country, Grab and Gojek, had experienced a 16 percent and 14 percent downturn, respectively, among its active users in the last week of March.Grab Indonesia managing director Neneng Goenadi said the company hoped drivers could transport passengers to select destinations such as hospitals, markets and minimarkets.She said that Grab Indonesia would adhere to the government’s regulation, and had instructed its drivers to wear masks, wash their hands, disinfect motorbikes and practice physical distancing.Read also: Satellite cities to follow Jakarta’s lead on large-scale social restrictionsMeanwhile, Gojek is conducting studies and having discussions with the government regarding the regulation, with plans to comply with the government’s decision.“We have made various efforts to help our partners do their jobs safely during the COVID-19 outbreak,” Gojek corporate affairs chief Nila Marita said in a written statement.According to data compiled by the Jakarta administration as of Thursday noon, there were 1,632 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the capital with 149 fatalities. Nationwide, there are 3,293 cases and 280 deaths. Topics : Health Ministry Regulation No. 9/2020 on the guidelines for large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) stipulates various restrictions, including the ban on ojek services for passengers. However, ojek drivers are still permitted to transport goods.Read also: Jakarta will impose stronger mobility restrictions on Friday. Here’s what you need to know.Anies said the administration was discussing the matter with the central government prior to the issuance of a gubernatorial decree on the PSBB, which is scheduled to take effect on Friday.The forthcoming decree is meant to formalize the new quarantine status and sanctions for violators. Even though the Health Ministry has prohibited app-based ojek (motorcycle taxis) from picking up passengers as part of efforts to flatten the COVID-19 curve, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is calling for exceptions for drivers that follow stringent health measures.The governor said the provincial administration had coordinated with ride-hailing service providers over transporting passengers, with the latter claiming to have already put in place the necessary measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.“Drivers should be allowed to take passengers and goods as long as they follow the measures,” Anies said during a press briefing at City Hall on Wednesday.
103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach“A lot of astute interstate buyers have identified Main Beach as being a great place to live or invest due to its position and lifestyle on offer.” “Another example of this is 45 Cronin Ave which sold for a multimillion-dollar figure.”“This home was snapped up by an interstate buyer who decided Main Beach offered them a lifestyle they couldn’t pass up.” 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Pde, Main BeachMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe sale follows that of the north-facing penthouse, which sold for $3.66 million in December. “The purchasers weren’t going in with the intention of buying the property but after seeing what was on offer and how special the penthouse is they immediately asked to register for the auction,” marketing agent Tolemy Stevens said at the time. Mr Stevens said Main Beach was experiencing a resurgence in popularity. 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach.Last month, the Xanadu North penthouse sold for $5.3 million. Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige marketing the three-level luxury residence at 150/59 Pacific St. Mr Graham also handled the sale of the penthouse in XXV Breaker Street Residences.A Brisbane buyer paid $3.05 million for the three-bedroom residence on Breaker St.And finally, the ink is dry on the sale of a palatial Surfers Paradise apartment, which now holds the Gold Coast penthouse sale record. 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach sold for $2.575 million.A WAVE of new residents are calling Main Beach home with a number of prestige properties changing hands.The southern penthouse in the DeVille building sold this week for $2.575 million.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal handled the marketing for 103/3645, Main Beach Pde, but declined to comment on the sale price. The 591sq m south-facing residence showcases views of the Pacific Ocean, marina, Hinterland, Parkland and the glittering city lights. 103/3645 DeVille, Main Beach Parade, Main Beach
Data could be stored at different locations, for example at current pension providers. As the data continuously synchronises and is encrypted, the storage is safe and doesn’t depend on one single player, according to KPMG.Dennis de Vries, head of the consultant’s digital ledger services, said employers could automatically link their salary administration to the network.Pension funds and insurers could build a “smart contract” into the sponsor’s system, which would automatically calculate and upload pensions accrual. All adjustments would carry a time stamp, providing full insight into past changes.Currently, several providers are investing millions in updating their administration systems. A data transfer to another provider is often very complicated, as every system stores information in a different way.In contrast, the blockchain concept would be universal and not owned by an single player, KPMG argued.De Vries said: “This would enable the pensions sector to focus on its core tasks again, such as asset management and designing pension arrangements.”He indicated that the database could be extended with third-pillar products as well as information from banks, which must share their payment data with an increased number of parties following the EU’s Revised Payment Service Directive.De Vries said this would open the way to a universal financial passport, comprising real-time information rather than the relatively old data held in the Netherlands’ national pensions register.According to Pieter Kiveron, KPMG’s head of pension advice, the white paper was meant as an invitation to the pensions sector to contemplate who was best placed to set up and manage such a project.De Vries suggested that a foundation could be set up to manage and further develop the universal administration blockchain.Blockchain was first applied by the developers of Bitcoin in 2009, with the decentralised database registering the balance of all holders of the digital currency. A universal and decentralised ‘blockchain’ database would be a more reliable and easier alternative to current administration systems, according to KPMG.In a white paper, the consultant said that the technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin could help create a “true financial passport”.KPMG has developed a blockchain concept in co-operation with Dutch IT firm Cegeka, using ‘distributed ledger’ technology to automate administration tasks.It explained that the database the two firms had created – aimed at providing an overall view of somebody’s pensions income and assets – could be checked or adjusted by anybody with the correct access details.
Calinog town in Iloilo province opens “TikTok Challenge” as a lighter way to encourage locals to stay at home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 on March 17. MUNICIPALITY OF CALINOG TOURISM SITE It is one way,she said, to somehow lighten up the mood and to avoid panic behaviors of thepeople while the country is fighting the COVID-19. “For thekick-off, we have the “Labada”challenge. That will be the theme for three days and the top 20 persons whowill get the most number of likes will win P50 load,” Forro added. The challenge,funded by its local government, will end on April 14.(With a report from PNA/PN) ILOILO City – Atown in Iloilo province is utilizing TikTok, a popular video-sharing socialnetworking service, to encourage its locals to stay home while the province isobserving general community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic. “Since thereare no classes already, this is what we see as a way for the entertainment ofthe youth. It is for them to avoid going out of their houses in a bid toprevent the spread of the COVID-19,” said Maria Angela Forro, executiveassistant for tourism affairs. The challenge is open to Calinog residents of any age. Participants can uploadTiktok videos of 15 to 30 seconds long to the Municipality of Calinog TourismSite’s Facebook page.“They will be using the hashtag #CovidFreeCalinog for us to monitor,” she said. Through itstourism office, the local government of Calinog town opened on March 17 the“TikTok challenge”, where Calinognons can upload indoor videos. Forro urgedother local government units to come up with creative steps in response to thepandemic. The TikTokvideos will revolve around a single theme that will be identified by the localgovernment every three days. The challengecan be joined individually or by group, provided that the participants willobserve social distancing measures.
Manila — The Supreme Court (SC) did not take any action on ABS-CBN Corp.’s petition to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) on National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order against the broadcast giant. “The orchestrated conduct of the NTC Commissioners and its Officers and the Solicitor General directly subverts the plenary authority of the House of Representatives,” Defensor said. The ABS-CBN’s petition for certiorari and prohibition with a prayer for TRO was not discussed during SC’s en banc session on Friday as it was filed already late on Thursday afternoon. “It was filed late yesterday (I think about 4 p.m.) Special raffle needs to be scheduled by the raffle committee. Then the member-in-charge needs to review to make a recommendation,” the SC said. On March 10, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba told members of the House they will follow the advice of the Department of Justice (DOJ), allowing ABS-CBN to operate while its franchise renewal bid is pending in Congress. The network sought for a TRO on NTC’s order as the commission gravely abused its discretion when it issued the order instead of a provisional authority to operate, as the Senate and House Franchise committee instructed and as its officials had told lawmakers under oath. Meanwhile, Anakalusugan Partylist Rep. Mike Defensor urges House of Representatives to look into possible graft and perjury charges against the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and the Solicitor General Jose Calida. In his House resolution filed on Friday, Defensor also said that Calida may also face raps for violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees for his threat to NTC with regards to ABS-CBN shutdown. The High Court said in a statement the case will be raffled on Monday to a SC justice, who will handle the case and make a recommendation for the consideration of the SC en Banc. “By maliciously breaking the NTC’s commitment made under oath, constitutes the criminal acts of perjury and violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act,” it added. Despite this, the NTC issued a cease and desist order, directing the network to stop operating its television and radio broadcasting stations nationwide “absent a valid Congressional Franchise required by law.” “Itong resolusyon na ito, hindi ito pagkampi sa ABS-CBN, higit sa lahat hindi ito pagtuturo. Ayaw naming magturuan sa gitan ng mga nangyayaring ito,” Defensor said. “Ito’y paglilinaw lamang na mayroong nangyaring kamalian, may nangyaring anomalya doon sa proseso na isinasagawang hearing ng Kongreso,” he added.
Area Boys And Girls Basketball Scores.Wednesday (12-21)Boys Scores.Eastern Hancock 71 North Decatur 70Waldron 65 SW Shelby 52Columbus East 67 Rushville 53Girls Scores.Milan 52 SW Hanover 45Lawrenceburg 50 Union County 29
By Kelly NinasLEXINGTON, Neb. (Aug. 28) – Colton Osborn got the best of his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified foes on season championship night Sunday at Lexington Raceway.Osborn and Anthony Roth were in a see-saw battle during the early laps. Osborn was able to gain a little breathing room and never looked back to earn the main event victory. Roth was the runner-up while Scott Smith ended in third.Cole Egge finally punched through for a feature win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division. Egge has led the most laps in numerous features this season but it was on the final night of competition that that young gun was able to lead all of the circuits to capture his first win in the division after starting on the outside of the first row.National championship contender Daniel Gottschalk did everything he could in hopes of catching Egge but was forced to settle for second. Steve Kempt scored the third place finish.Leading from start to finish was Mike Nichols for his 56th IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win of the season. Nichols worked his way to big leads on every re-start to score the victory. Casey Werkmeister was second and third was Bob Chalupa.Starting up front and staying out of trouble to earn the win was Luke Wassom in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Wassom led all 20 laps. Jacob Wolsleben and Travis Kernick completed the top three.