Jamaican Organisations to be Honoured at Charity Ball

first_imgJamaican Organisations to be Honoured at Charity Ball UncategorizedApril 17, 2007 RelatedJamaican Organisations to be Honoured at Charity Ball RelatedJamaican Organisations to be Honoured at Charity Ball RelatedJamaican Organisations to be Honoured at Charity Ballcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Several Jamaican organizations and individuals will be presented with awards at a charity gala to be held on Friday, April 27, at the Hibachi Restaurant at Penns Landing, 325 Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The awards will be given for their contribution to the development of sports in Jamaica, and will coincide with the 113th running of the Penn Relays at the Ben Franklin Stadium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, from April 26 to 28. The awardees include Victoria Mutual Building Society, the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association, Team Jamaica Bickle and Western Union.Two other major awards will be presented to community activist, Barbara Wilson, President of the Philadelphia Caribbean Festival; and Wesmore Thomas, the former Montego Bay businessman and Sports Administrator who gave much support to football in St. James during the 1980s and 1990s.The charity ball will be staged by Comets Club International, the overseas affiliate of the Montego Bay ‘Comets’ Athletics Club.Team Jamaica Bickle, a New York based independent outfit, has been providing for students/athletes from Jamaica and the Caribbean community, particularly those involved in the Penn Relays.The hospitality outfit has managed to successfully bring together critical areas of the Jamaican communities in Philadelphia and New York to benefit the athletes, along with Western Union. They will be presented with the Comets Club International ‘Spirit of Jamaica’ Award for their caring and convenient packaging of those goods and services so vital to the athletes’ well-being while they are away from home at the relays. Victoria Mutual Building Society will be recognised for its contribution to Boys and Girls Champs, and the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), for its administrative work in sports. They will share the Comets Club International ‘Visionary’ Award.Mr. Thomas and Miss Wilson, both of whom currently reside in Philadelphia, will be presented with the Philadelphia/Jamaica Outstanding Community Service Award for exemplary service to the community through sports and arts.The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Harold Mignott, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chair of the Jamaica Diaspora Board/Northeast USA Region.Proceeds from the event will benefit the Montego Bay ‘Comets’ Athletics Club 30th Anniversary Scholarship Fund, which will be launched at the Milo Western Relays in Montego Bay in February, 2008. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Nokia steps up enterprise market play

first_img Previous ArticleChina Telecom edges closer to Philippines entryNext Article3UK set for £2B 5G investment Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito 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 Home Nokia steps up enterprise market play AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 07 NOV 2018 Español Related Alianza sobre IA entre Nokia y Microsoftcenter_img Tags Diana Goovaerts Nokia sharpened its focus on the growing enterprise segment, introducing a new network architecture designed with industrial requirements in mind and a dedicated laboratory where partners can test new use cases.At a press event, Nokia executives told Mobile World Live its Future X for Industries strategy expands on the creation of a new Enterprise Business Unit in October, and provides a framework for Nokia to guide discussions with potential business customers which may be less familiar with how network technology works.The initiative includes the debut of a new layered network architecture designed to meet key industrial demands by bringing together IoT; edge computing; cloud; artificial intelligence; machine learning; and mission-critical networking technologies. A new Future X Lab at the headquarters of Nokia’s Bell Labs facility in the US is also part of the mix, giving the company a space to demonstrate and test use cases with clients.“We didn’t go looking for this. It came to us with lots of requests of ‘how can you fix my production environment because Wi-Fi isn’t working for it,’” CTO Marcus Weldon explained. “We realised we should stop talking and start doing.”Weldon said the lab will be a key tool in determining the network and performance requirements for each new industrial use case Nokia hopes to address: “The way we figure out what to add in is by building the live thing, because this is not a segment where it’s obvious until you build it.”Focus on enterpriseWhile Nokia has engaged with enterprise customers over the past several years, Chris Johnson, head of Global Enterprise Verticals, said the company is now concentrating on what it sees as an “enormous opportunity”.The enterprise business accounts for around 5 per cent of Nokia’s revenues today, but Johnson said the segment is experiencing double digit growth. Within the last nine months, he noted the vendor added more than 100 new customers seeking large scale industrial deployments.In addition to driving new revenue, Johnson pointed out the push into industrial and enterprise will give Nokia a chance to diversify beyond its traditional service provider business. He said the company had already established itself in the transportation, public sector and energy verticals, and now has its eye on making gains in the manufacturing and logistics markets. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Nokia makes AI move with Microsoft enterpriseNokialast_img read more

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The pv magazine weekly news digest

first_imgThe pv magazine weekly news digestThis week it was all Tesla, Tesla, Tesla and, in other news: Tesla. Apparently Elon Musk has released some new product or other… May 8, 2015 Max Hall Finance Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share For solar and renewables supporters crying into their cornflakes over Britain’s shock decision to elect a Conservative government and perhaps turn its back on renewables in favour of gas and nuclear, there was at least some good news that emerged this week. In the U.S., it seems, utilities are fast turning to solar as the cheapest option for new generation – even ahead of natural gas, and who ever thought Britain would be turning to the States for a lesson in how to be more left of center? With solar PPAs in some states coming in lower than gas competitors, America’s largest ten utilities installed 72 per cent of the 5.3 GW of new solar capacity added last year. And the power companies are getting in on community and residential solar too with four utilities introducing rooftop solar programs in 2014 and 77 of the 93 community schemes operating in the U.S. last year managed by utilities. Not surprisingly it was Californian utilities that led the pack with Pacific Gas & Electric topping the pile with 1.68 GW of capacity added, ahead of Southern Californian Edison, with 1.04 GW. The big question now is how big the fall-off will be when the federal investment tax credit for solar ends in two years’ time but, at a time when we are sorely in need of lifting, let’s not give ourselves more things to be glum about just yet. And after all, you’re my Powerwall Whatever you think of Elon Musk and Tesla’s solar-powered products, there is no denying its ability to hog the headlines and that was as true among loyal pv mag readers as elsewhere. Four of the six most-read stories on our website this week had the word Tesla somewhere in them and solar companies were falling over themselves with almost indecent haste to buddy up with the new Powerwall residential solar storage system. U.S. inverter maker Fronius will offer the Powerwall bundled with its Symo Hybrid product to customers in Germany before rolling the offer out across Europe and Australia and is so keen to jump on the Tesla bandwagon it will offer the Powerwall as an alternative to its own-brand solar battery. Residential solar company Sunrun was quick to follow suit, indicating the Powerwall will be offered as part of its solar system package and confirmation the new battery system will also be available to SolarCity customers – which, according to the installer’s publicity basically encompasses every human being in the U.S. – completed a good week for Mr Musk. Expect Powerwall toys to be offered as part of Happy Meals any day now. Lux analysts have a grumble Such was the stampede for all things Powerwall this week, the discordant note issued by analysts Lux Research sounded rather curmudgeonly. Lux says providing bargain basement priced cells from its much-vaunted ‘gigafactory’ is only half the battle for Tesla because installation, inverter and other balance of system (BoS) costs will double the headline upfront $3,500 cost of a shiny new Powerwall. Tesla will need to get a sufficient number of suppliers of such products and services on board to reduce that bill and/or offer attractive funding options for would-be customers. They will also have to get the utilities onside, added Lux analysts… who clearly have not been logging on to pv-magazine.com this week. Can we have Powerwalls too? Please? As if to emphasize the point, news started to come in of more Tesla Powerwall partners around the globe with German company Lichtblick and Australian counterparts Reposit Power tying up their FIT maximizing technology solutions with the home storage equivalent of the hula hoop. Then it was Israel’s turn, with inverter company SolarEdge indicating its products will be sold together with the ubiquitous Powerwall and Tesla is even making advances into the commercial scale market with a 1 MW version of the Powerwall – the Marvel superhero-esque named Powerpack – installed at a beef processing plant in Fresno whose CEO somewhat incongruously took the opportunity to emphasize his company’s ‘eco-credentials’. Energy experts too were caught up in the frenzy, predicting Musk would bring to an end the use of fossil fuels, nuclear power and Britain’s Conservative government – and I’m only making up one of those predictions. Actually, it’s not that cheap… But not everyone was persuaded, with representatives of Germany’s storage sector pointing out the headline $3,500 price is the cost of a Powerwall to installers rather than the retail price and also that Tesla has not released information about the usable battery capacity offered – necessary for a true evaluation of the product. It has also been pointed out that Tesla has said the Powerwall will incorporate the same batteries used in its electric vehicles (EVs). Tesla car batteries have a life of less than 500 cycles – enough for around 200,000km on the road but, as pv magazine‘s Michael Fuhs pointed out, the same battery in a stationary household system would need at least 4,000 cycles for a 20-year lifespan. Andreas Piepenbrink, boss of German storage solution company E3DC – one of Tesla’s competitors, it must be said – said it will be interesting to see if Musk’s product can compete with established brands such as Panasonic and Samsung. Clearly his firm wasn’t invited to the Tesla party. Egypt forges ahead Amid all the Powerwall media frenzy, there was also more good news from Egypt which, despite political paralysis in the country, is managing to live up to its billing as a major new emerging market – in terms of signatures on documents at least. The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) trade mission to Cairo saw the Egyptian government headed by Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sign memoranda of understanding for another 220 MW of solar after similar deals with Canadian and Jordanian companies in March. In the latest deals, Egyptian developers Orascom Construction and Sun Infinite will each develop 50 MW projects, along with Emirati company Access Group and Saudi developer Alfanar, and Gila Al Tawakol, another domestic company will round out the figure with a 20 MW project. Egypt wants to add 2.3 GW of solar by 2017 and is roaring ahead with its solar plans despite the political risk in a nation riven by deep divisions after el-Sisi toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected leader in the nation’s long and proud history. 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