More ticks reported in Alaska each year as researchers investigate

first_imgClimate Change | Environment | Health | WildlifeMore ticks reported in Alaska each year as researchers investigateJuly 28, 2018 by Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News Share:This tick was found on a dog in Anchorage this year. (Photo by Bill Roth/ADN)A new research project will test ticks found in Alaska to see if the tiny, blood-sucking arachnids carry the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, tularemia or other illnesses.Wildlife biologists and the state veterinarian have for years asked the public to send in ticks to help identify what species live in Alaska, but this is the first time researchers will go out looking for ticks in parks and examine whether those ticks carry diseases.The team, which includes biologists, veterinarians and researchers from the University of Alaska, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Office of the State Veterinarian, said it needs to know what tick-borne diseases exist in the state now so it can measure future changes.“As the climate changes and ticks are moving north, we need a baseline,” said Kimberlee Beckmen, a wildlife veterinarian with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Fairbanks.“It’s important to have the baseline so we can monitor things before they become a problem,” said Micah Hahn, an assistant professor of environmental health at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the lead on the new research project.State veterinarian Bob Gerlach is studying ticks in collaboration with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska. (Photo by Bill Roth/ADN)Here’s some of what’s known now about ticks in Alaska:First of all, Alaska has ticks, said state veterinarian Bob Gerlach.“There’s still the urban myth that we don’t have fleas up here, we don’t have ticks up here, but no, actually we do,” said Sean McPeck, a veterinarian in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and president of The Alaska State Veterinary Medical Association.Ticks that infest red squirrels, snowshoe hares and some birds have long been found in parts of Alaska, according to an article published in the Anchorage Daily News in 2016.Then, during a study of ticks collected in Alaska between 2010 and 2016, a team of biologists and veterinarians, including Gerlach and Beckmen, identified five non-native species in Alaska, including the Lone Star tick and the American dog tick. Some of the ticks hitchhiked to Alaska on animals and humans who had recently traveled out of state. But others had not.Since the study, at least two additional non-native tick species have been found in Alaska, Gerlach said. Now that researchers know non-native ticks are here, he said, the next step is determining the health risks they pose to people, pets and wildlife.“Right now we don’t know if we’ve got a problem up here,” he said.Non-native ticks arrive in Alaska regularly on animals and people who have traveled from the Lower 48, Beckmen said. One of those non-native species, the American dog tick, has become established in Alaska, she said.“It’s already been introduced into the wild, and able to reproduce in the wild and is living here happily,” she said.The American dog tick can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a bacterial disease that can be deadly if not treated early and with the right medicine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.There have been no reports of people contracting Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Alaska, said Louisa Castrodale, an epidemiologist with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The same goes for Lyme disease, she said.While the state health department reported that 10 Alaskans were diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2017, they had contracted the disease out of state, Castrodale said.Last year, the state recorded three cases of tularemia, a bacterial infection that humans can pick up in several ways, including from a tick bite or through direct contact with an infected animal. Symptoms can vary depending on how the bacteria entered the body, but the infection always comes with a fever, according to the CDC. Most infections can be treated with antibiotics, though without treatment tularemia can lead to hospitalization and even death.People most often get tularemia in Alaska by touching infected hares, including when they remove dead animals from their pet’s mouth, Castrodale said.This summer, Beckmen said, she identified multiple hares and two dogs with tularemia in the Fairbanks area. Last year, two pet cats died from the infection in Fairbanks, according to an article this month in Alaska Fish and Wildlife News, Fish and Game’s online magazine.In October 2016, a dog got Lyme disease from a tick bite on the Kenai, Beckmen said.People have found ticks across Alaska, most often in Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks, North Pole, Bethel and Valdez, according to the Alaska Fish and Wildlife News article.It’s unknown how many ticks live in Alaska. There hasn’t been a proactive surveillance program before, Beckmen said.However, both Beckmen and Gerlach said they have gotten more calls in recent years from Alaskans about ticks, as well as more ticks sent to their offices.Gerlach received 50 ticks last year that were plucked from pets and humans in Alaska, compared to 17 in 2016 and 15 the year before. On Wednesday morning, he said, he sent 10 ticks in for testing. By the afternoon, he already had two more ticks delivered to his office.“I can’t keep up with the processing of them,” he said.State veterinarian Bob Gerlach looks at one of the ticks found in Alaska and sent into his office. (Photo by Bill Roth/ADN)Just over the last week or so, Beckmen said, three people contacted her with tick reports.“It’s not statistically proven, but in my experience, I shouldn’t be getting three tick reports in one week,” Beckmen said.Beckmen and Gerlach said they don’t know for sure whether the increase in reports of ticks is because more people know about ticks and know the state wants their ticks or whether there are actually more ticks in Alaska.Gerlach said his office is concerned about reports that dogs have gone into the woods in Alaska and come back with ticks.“We’ve had dogs that have never left the state that have just gone hiking through the woods with their owners and come back with ticks on them,” Gerlach said. “So that’s our big concern.”In May, UAA acquired a $125,000, one-year grant to study ticks in Alaska. The research will be done in collaboration with Fish and Game and the Office of the State Veterinarian, Hahn said.Next summer, the team will search for ticks at parks in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula, she said.Hahn said a Fairbanks professor will examine the ticks collected by researchers, as well as those sent in by veterinarians, biologists and the public. She will look at the ticks’ DNA to determine what diseases they might carry. Meanwhile, an Anchorage professor will work on establishing a habitat model for ticks in Alaska to answer the question: If ticks come to the state, where could they establish?“Because there’s so little information, it’s just like: Let’s just see what’s out there and see if we’re finding anything at all,” Hahn said.She hopes to continue the research after the one-year grant expires.The research team will also launch a website in the spring with information about what Alaskans should do if they find a tick. In the meantime, she said, people can submit ticks found in Alaska using a more general form on Fish and Game’s web page for Parasites and Diseases, noting where and on what the tick was found.People can send ticks found on pets or humans to the Office of the State Veterinarian in Anchorage or, if found on wildlife, to Fish and Game.Gerlach said he wants Alaska pet and livestock owners to be aware that there are ticks in the state and to check their animals. He recommends Alaskans work with their local veterinarian to determine whether they should use tick preventative treatments on their pets.Share this story:last_img read more

Spire earnings forecast up after healthy trading

first_imgSpire Healthcare Group yesterday upgraded its revenue expectations for the year after strong trading in the fourth quarter.It added that it expected earnings for the year to increase on the back of the contribution from the St Anthony’s Hospital acquisition.Spire said its trading in the fourth quarter was positive, meaning it now expected revenue for 2014 to be £850m-£855m, an increase on the £820m to £840m guidance it gave in its interim statement in November.The group expects its earnings before income, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) for the full year to be £157m to £160m. That compares with Ebitda of £150m for 2013.Spire said both its revenue and earnings would be boosted by the contribution from St Anthony’s Hospital in Sutton, south west London, which it purchased earlier this year.It said its revenue rose for its private medical insurer and self-pay businesses over the year, and revenue from the NHS continues to grow ahead of private revenue. Spire expects NHS revenue to account for around 29 per cent of the total for the full year, up from 25 per cent last year. “As Spire finishes its first financial year as a public company, I am pleased to note that during the period we have grown revenues and Ebitda from all our three major payor groups,” said Rob Roger, the chief executive of Spire Healthcare.“I shall comment more fully on the outlook for 2015 when we announce our preliminary results for financial year 2014. “However, in view of our recently renewed Bupa contract and our expectation of continued growth in our Self-Pay and NHS payors, I am confident that we can continue to grow all parts of our business in the next financial year and beyond,” Roger added.Shares in Spire closed down 0.84 per cent at 353.40p. Spire earnings forecast up after healthy trading whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoHero WarsAdvertisement This game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsUndoTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUndoMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndocenter_img More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: Company Spire Healthcare Group whatsapp Tuesday 13 January 2015 8:57 pm Express KCS last_img read more

Australian-first innovation powering jobs at Peel Business Park

first_imgAustralian-first innovation powering jobs at Peel Business Park Industry-leading renewable energy microgrid now delivering power to the innovative Peel Business Park in Nambeelup PV and battery storage system expected to be commissioned first quarter 2021Transform Peel 35-year visionary project to create 33,000 new jobs and industries by 2050 is on track with completion of over $20 million of works in first stage of Peel Business Park Australia’s first renewable energy industrial microgrid is up and running at the McGowan Government’s Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, with the innovative network now providing power to the site following the completion of Stage 1 works.The industry-leading solution, delivered by a consortium led by Peel Renewable Energy together with Sunrise Energy and Synergy has created a one of a kind microgrid that brings together a mix of onsite solar generation, battery storage assets and the backing of a small grid connection to deliver cheaper and greener power for businesses at the park.The microgrid’s battery energy storage system, which will moderate, store and discharge power to businesses through the network, is being installed now for commissioning in March 2021.Peel-based business Wormall Civil delivered $14.9 million of civil works for Stage 1 at Peel Business Park, which were completed in November. These works comprised earthworks, roadworks, utility service upgrades, arterial drainage and $4.7 million of trunk water and sewer infrastructure extensions.Landscaping works for the business park, undertaken by head contractor Total Eden in conjunction with nine local subcontractors and indigenous Clontarf Foundation trainees, was completed in October.The 16-hectare Stage 1 will be home to a range of local businesses as well as Western Australia’s Food Innovation Precinct, delivered by the Shire of Murray and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ new Bushfire Centre of Excellence which is under construction. Once operational, occupants in Stage 1 are expected to deliver more than 250 ongoing jobs and contribute $73 million to the local economy each year.The first 120ha of the 1,000ha Peel Business Park is being delivered by DevelopmentWA’s Industrial Lands Authority as an Innovation through Demonstration project, providing cross-government support to facilitate growth of new business and industry.The business park is part of the State Government’s Transform Peel initiative, which is transforming the Peel region by attracting new industries, creating new jobs, encouraging enterprise and providing sustainable sources of food and water as the population grows.As stated by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:“Transform Peel is a State Government initiative with a 35-year horizon, which will help to create a solid base of economic activity in the region and drive local jobs.“As part of Transform Peel, and as an innovative industry hub in its own right, Peel Business Park will play a crucial role in supporting economic and employment growth and building resilience within the Peel region for generations to come.“With phase one milestones now achieved, this visionary project continues to gather momentum as it moves into its second phase – involving consolidation, attracting investment, and new initiatives.”As stated by Lands Minister Ben Wyatt:“It is fantastic to see the Peel Business Park forging ahead, which will build opportunity and create jobs for the region by bringing together business, industry, training, research and development.“The renewable microgrid network is a unique solution to the high cost of extending mains power to unserviced regional sites, and is a great example of the Industrial Lands Authority’s crucial work in making it easier to access and develop industrial land across our State.”As stated by Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke:“The business park is an important part of Transform Peel, which is set to deliver up to 33,000 new jobs by 2050 – with these opportunities already unlocked in initial stages of development.“This is great for the Murray-Wellington electorate and the greater Peel area. The Peel Business Park diversifies our economy and it’s creating more jobs for our region.”As stated by Mandurah MLA David Templeman:“I am delighted that Australia’s first renewable energy industrial microgrid is now up and running and providing power across this 16 hectare stage of Peel Business Park – opening up new job opportunities for Mandurah and the Peel.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. 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JSIF to Award Scholarships to Final Year Students in Underserved Communities

first_imgPhoto: Mark BellProgramme Manager of the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dr. Eleanor Henry, addresses a JIS ‘Think Tank’. Scholarships valued at $100 million are to be given to final year students living in communities served by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Poverty Reduction Programme.Each recipient will receive up to $350,000 to cover tuition and miscellaneous fees. The scholarships are open to students who are attending Government-assisted tertiary institutions, including teachers’ colleges, community colleges and post high school institutions. The three main criteria for the award are: level of contribution to community, financial need, and academic performance.“We are encouraging all final year tertiary students to apply for the scholarships currently available. We will be targeting final year students, because studies conducted identify this group to be in greater need,” Programme Manager for JSIF’s Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP), Dr. Eleanor Henry, told JIS News in an interview.She also urged students to apply for the scholarships early, as applications are recorded in time sequence and are processed upon receipt.The Programme Manager emphasised that in order to be considered, all required attachments must be present, as incomplete applications will not be processed.Applications can be handed in at the JSIF office located on the Second Floor, 1C-1F Pawsey Road, in Kingston, on or before 4:00 p.m. September 18, 2015.An alternative drop-off point is available in Montego Bay at the Social Development Commission (SDC) office in Albion, St. James.Interested persons may either call 968-4545 or visit the JSIF website www.jsif.org for further information.The eligible communities in Kingston and St. Andrew are:  Allman Town, Arnett Gardens, Campbell Town, Central Downtown, Cockburn Gardens, Delacree Park/Union Gardens, Denham Town, East Downtown, Fletcher’s Land, Franklin Town, Greenwich Town, Hannah Town/Craig Town, Jones Town, Majesty Gardens, New Haven, Penwood, Rae Town, Rema, Riverton City, Rose Town, Tivoli Gardens, Waterhouse and Whitfield Town.The St. Catherine communities are: Bog Walk, Central Village, Clifton, De la Vega City, Dallas, Ellerslie, Grange Lane, Lakes Pen, Lime Tree Grove, Lower King Street, Old Harbour, Quarry Mountains, Railway Lane, Rivoli, Salt Pond Road, Spanish Town, Spanish Town Central, Tawes Pen, Twickenham Park, Upper King Street and Villa Palms.Eligible communities in Clarendon are: Four Paths, Palmers Cross, York Town and Lionel Town.In St. James, the communities are: Flanker, Norwood, Granville, Adelphi, Anchovy, Barrett Town, Lilliput, Retirement and Tucker.The scholarship programme comes under PRP III, funded by the European Union (EU), which is being implemented by JSIF in 40 communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and St. James.The PRP funding does not include programmes in Law, Dentistry, Medicine or Nursing or costs for accommodation.PRP III aims to improve living conditions in underserved communities by providing infrastructure, such as roads, schools and police stations. It also undertakes social development activities, including training, scholarship awards, internships, and behaviour modification and parenting workshops. Story HighlightsScholarships valued at $100 million are to be given to final year students living in communities served by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Poverty Reduction Programme.Each recipient will receive up to $350,000 to cover tuition and miscellaneous fees.The scholarships are open to students who are attending Government-assisted tertiary institutions, including teachers’ colleges, community colleges and post high school institutions. RelatedUS$2 Million Expansion By Salt Company a Vote of Confidence in Economy – PM RelatedGovt to Channel Funds into Athlete Welfare and Development JSIF to Award Scholarships to Final Year Students in Underserved Communities Office of the Prime MinisterSeptember 10, 2015Written by: Shelly-Ann Irvingcenter_img RelatedPM Extends Congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on Being the Longest Reigning English & British Monarch FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail JSIF to Award Scholarships to Final Year Students in Underserved CommunitiesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementslast_img read more

Locks and serial numbers key to thwarting bike theft

first_imgTom Stratton is one of the many locals that use a bicycle to travel short distances within the City, and like many of those riders he has had the unfortunate experience of returning to a bike rack to find the bicycle missing. However, Stratton is among the rare riders that was able to recover his bike before it was lost to the wilds of Los Angeles.Bicycle theft is a consistent problem in Santa Monica. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, 597 bicycles were reported stolen in 2015 and 289 were reported stolen in the first eight months of this year.SMPD said the first step to preventing theft is to make sure the bike is properly locked and secured, preferably with a U-lock as they are generally more secure than other varieties. However, thieves will exploit any opportunity and even locked bikes are stolen. SMPD said locking a bike in a well-lit and populated area is also helpful in preventing theft.Stratton actually followed all the advice when heading for the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. He left his bike at the bike racks near the downtown Expo station. He used a U-lock on the frame and an additional wire around the tires.“I was as happy as can be, then I come back and the bike is gone but the lock is there.”With the lock still secured around the rack, and apparently undamaged, Stratton said he was understandably upset. He sent a text to his family saying the day had been great, but it just got a lot worse.Stratton then walked to the nearby police station to report the theft. He praised the police for taking the report on a weekend, showing compassion and professionalism during his complaint but it was a small comment from an officer that stuck with Stratton. The officer mentioned that bikes stolen in Santa Monica are often taken to nearby Venice.“I walk the mile and a half home and I’m getting more and more mad but I’m thinking about what the guy said so I get on my other bike and I decide to look around,” said Stratton. “I go back to the train station and head right to the beach. I get onto the path in Santa Monica and I’m riding toward Venice and I see a guy on my bike riding toward me.”What Stratton did next is explicitly not recommended by police officers. He confronted the rider who claimed to have purchased the bike for $40 from someone in Venice. The bike was missing its basket but was otherwise undamaged.“I said, ‘OK you walk away and I’ll give you the $40.’ I ride it home and I’m talking to the family and I get home and I said ‘screw this, I’m going to find my basket.’”He returned to the path and within a few minutes he saw a woman staring at an apparently abandoned basket on the side of the path. It was his basket, complete with the straps. The woman said she saw a pair of men abandon it and Stratton was able to reattach it with no problems.Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez said the department is always happy when property is returned, but cautioned residents against direct confrontation.“If the owner/victim sees the bicycle, call SMPD or agency of jurisdiction. Do not confront, it may make matters worse,” he said.Rodriguez said it’s important for all bicycle owners to record and save their bicycle serial numbers.When a bike is stolen, prompt reporting is also important.“Report the loss to SMPD or agency of jurisdiction,” said Rodriguez. “It is common for owners to not report the loss or not save the serial number which makes it difficult to recover the bicycle or make an arrest.”Stratton said he was happy to recover his property and said there’s no reason to despair when property is stolen.“As soon as it happens, you go to look in the area, report it to the police and listen to what the police are saying,” he said. “Guys are just grabbing (bikes) and selling them right in the area so don’t give up. Not many people will take the time, most of us will sit and sulk.”By Matthew HallDaily Press [email protected] :bikebike theftNewspolicepublic safetySanta MonicaSanta Monica Airportsanta monica californiasanta monica daily pressSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdtheftshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKnow Before You Go- Week of Sept. 5, 2016Local physician approaches 10 years since cancer diagnosisYou Might Also LikeBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days ago HomeNewsCrimeLocks and serial numbers key to thwarting bike theft Sep. 05, 2016 at 7:30 amCrimeLocks and serial numbers key to thwarting bike theftMatthew Hall5 years agobikebike theftNewspolicepublic safetySanta MonicaSanta Monica Airportsanta monica californiasanta monica daily pressSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdtheft  last_img read more

SKT, DT cement 5G ties with Germany JV

first_img ICT business gains fuel SKT revenue AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 NOV 2020 Author Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Asia Tags Chris Donkin Previous ArticleTelstra, Ericsson team to push 5G through edgeNext ArticleSupply issues, delays blamed for China sales dip center_img HomeAsiaNews SKT, DT cement 5G ties with Germany JV SKT tipped for Amazon streaming move SK Telecom (SKT) and Deutsche Telekom (DT) unveiled their latest joint attempt to seize the initiative in the development of 5G-related technologies, detailing a European JV initially focused on in-building systems.In a statement, the two operators announced the new Germany-based business would seek to pioneer the market for 5G repeaters designed to improve indoor coverage and “develop market opportunities” with Europe its initial focus.In the medium to long term, it will assess moves in other sectors including AR, VR, mobile edge computing and the app market.The two companies have already signed a number of related deals, including a formal JV last year and a 5G co-investment agreement in 2018.As part of the latest tie-up SKT will contribute its existing work on in-building systems, including a system for 5G/LTE dual mode repeaters tested out by DT in eight German cities earlier this year.DT CEO Timotheus Hoettges (pictured, foreground) said: “We will start with the repeater, but this joint venture is aiming at a much higher goal. That goal is to create major innovations for both companies in the years to come.”SKT CEO Park Jung-ho added: “The deepened bond between the two companies will play an important role as a bridge between Asia and Europe and lead us to new technologies that can bring greater value to humanity.”Each operator will hold a 50 per cent stake in the new business. Its formation is subject to regulatory approval. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Korea operators make rural 5G pledge Deutcshe TelekomSK Telecomlast_img read more

2018 Jobs Issue: You’re Hired!

first_imgHelp Needed: Employment Projections in MontanaProjections of jobs with the most openings by sector, salary and education levels through the year 2026by Molly PriddyEarlier this month, the Department of Labor and Industry released its employment and labor force projections for the state from 2016 through 2026. DLI predicts that with forecasted employment growth and retirements, the unemployment rate could be as little as 2 percent by 2026.>>>READ MOREBeacon file photoHitting 100,000 ResidentsNew census data shows Flathead County became fourth Montana county to top 100,000 in population in 2017by Molly PriddyThe county added 2,307 people from 2016 to 2017, the second most of any other Montana county. As of July 2016, Flathead County had 97,693 people, and the additional residents brought the population estimate to exactly 100,000 on July 1, 2017.>>>READ MOREFlathead Valley Community College graduates outside the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Beacon File PhotoBridging the Labor GapInitiative helped job seekers learn trade-oriented skills for in-demand fieldsby Tristan ScottAn impending labor shortage is forecast to sweep the nation as baby boomers retire in droves without a stable of skilled young workers to fill the gap — a potential crisis that will continue to exacerbate Montana’s workforce woes unless a solution to stem the shortfall is in place.At less than 4 percent, Montana’s unemployment rate is a positive economic marker in most regards.>>>READ MOREXanterra Parks and Resorts, Inc. employees stock merchandise at the facility in Columbia Falls. Beacon file photo.Seasonal Jobs Remain Major Part of Flathead EconomyEmployers like Whitefish Mountain Resort and Xanterra rely on J-1 Visa international studentsby Justin FranzFlathead County’s economy is dominated by the tourism industry, and because of the high number of seasonal jobs, the area has its lowest unemployment rates in the summer. The unemployment rate hit 4.1 percent in July and August last year, compared to 6.8 percent in January and February of this year. For much of the year, there are about 42,000 to 43,000 jobs in the Flathead, but that number jumps up to 47,000 during summer.>>>READ MORE Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Can you feel it?The Flathead Valley is abuzz with the beginnings of spring, and summer will be here before we know it. The economy continues to strengthen, and there are hundreds of job openings across the county.It’s a time of opportunity for anyone looking for work or a career change; check out what employers need and dust off your resume, it’s hiring season.Beacon file photo.You’re Hired!As the Flathead’s economy continues to gather momentum, it’s a job-seeker’s market with hundreds of openings and opportunitiesby Molly PriddyIt’s undeniable: the Flathead is booming.Construction crews are buzzing on projects across the valley, the county’s population has hit 100,000 for the first time, and the economy continues to push forward with hundreds of job openings.“We currently have 825 jobs posted,” said Laura Gardner, manager at the Kalispell Job Service. “I think that’s almost 100 more than last week when I looked at it.”>>>>READ MOREcenter_img Emaillast_img read more

Fearful Visions Workshop, Berlin, Germany

first_img Deadline: 30th November 2012Open to: European students between the ages of 18 and 27 with an interest in developing creative projectsVenue: Berlin, March 18-31, 2013Description14 days, twenty students and one vision: to participate in creating a conjoint European future. In a workshop and following traveling exhibition Europe’s youth faces its anxieties and fears about the future. Our current project „Fearful Visions—Visionary Ideas: Europe’s Youth on the Move“ encourages young people to think about their fears and hopes for the future in times of financial crisis, unemployment and climate change. In cooperation with experts from academia, cultural organizations and curators from Berlin, Madrid and Warsaw students are asked to develop their visions of a comfort zone Europe in a workshop in March 2013. We will present the results of the workshop with videos, photos, and audio points in a mobile exhibition space between August and October 2013 in four European Cities. The project is a joint-effort of the Museum for European Cultures Berlin, the collaborative research center „Mobilized Cultures“ (University of Potsdam), the Institute of European Ethnology (Humboldt University Berlin), and Open Embassy e. V. For the exhibition we cooperate with JEF Madrid, the youth council of Pinto, the Instytut Innovacji, and the Tea Club Association from Warsaw.EligibilityAre you motivated to work in an intercultural team? Do you want to explore the complex dimensions of a „culture of fear“ in Europe and engage in social and political questions concerning the European identity? Are you flexible, highly motivated, and eager to present and communicate your ideas to a wider audience? We are looking for students between the ages of 18 and 27 with an interest in developing creative projects.Application processWe invite European students from all disciplines to apply. If you want to work together with other young Europeans, think beyond established paths, and create a new vision for Europe, then send us your CV and a short essay (3 pages) on your „visionary ideas“ regarding fear in/of Europe to [email protected] Deadline: 30th November 2012.Fees and conditionsCosts for participation: 150e. This fee includes:• participation in the workshop (14 days)• exchange with professionals, scholars and other European students• intercultural training• creativity training• workshop materials• accommodation in Berlin (hostel for 13 nights, breakfast)We actively encourage persons with fewer opportunities and special needs to apply.ContactNetwork for Intercultural Communication e.V.c/o Stephanie SiewertWeichselplatz 6Berlin 12045+49 30 21109391 | +49 176 70334100For further information on the workshop, please go to the homepage or Facebook page. on September 1, 2013 at 4:19 am FASPE Journalism Program November 5, 2012 Published by milan Share 0 By Daniela says: Pocket Project Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Open Society Foundations Log in to Reply One thought on “Fearful Visions Workshop, Berlin, Germany” LinkedIn 0 Reddit Applied Science Manager at Amazon Development Center DEU +1 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Similar Stories Tweet Fearful Visions Workshop, Berlin, Germany – George: oh yeah, but for the moment she relaly likes being photographed, so all is well Yeah, focussing is damn hard ain’t it? The first two days I relaly had problems, but it gets slightly better. Definitely takes a lot of practicelew: ben en fait, quand tu arrives a bien tout controler, ca sort des images avec un rendu vraiment special. Par exemple celle-ci, le rendu est pratiquement le meme qu’avec mon vieux hasselblad et du film NB. Pas mal pour un petit appareil qui tient dans une poche ben: ce qui est bien avec les montures M, c’est que tu peux trouver des vieux objos pas trop cher (tout est relatif, oui). Par exemple des vieux voigtlander, contax, nikon, ou meme certains vieux leica. Toi qui fais du film, tu pourrais facilement trouver un vieux M3 ou M6 pour pas trop cher.. Mais bon, t’as deja le Mam7 qui est deja bien compact, alors ← 10-Month Social Justice Internship with Israeli NGOs John Smith Fellowship on Good Governance, UK →last_img read more

Policy Research Internship at Politheor

first_imgDeadline: 30 April 2016Open to: senior students and recent graduates in Public policy, Political Science, International Relations, Environmental policy, Media StudiesBenefits: merit-based awards, internship certificate, experience and possibility of future employmentDescriptionPolitheor is accepting applications for interns who will be supporting the op-ed team over the course of four months. The internships are online-based, with both training and mentorship offered online.Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts to help enhance the quality of European public policy discussions. Its goal is to promote and support talent in public policy analysis. Politheor’s Advisory and Editorial board comprise of experts affiliated to some of the top education and policy institutions in Europe. The internships will last 4 months. All internships are completely home-based (online) and part-time. Selected candidates’ primary task will be supporting the op-ed section by writing one policy-related op-ed of 700-800 words each month.Op-ed topics will necessarily relate to one of the following policy areas which, at the same time, form op-ed sections:International affairs;Economic Policy;Social Policy;Energy Policy;The refugee crisis and migration policy;Climate and environmental policy;Human Rights and Disability Policy;EU governance;Trade policy;Biodiversity and ecosystem policy.EligibilityMotivated senior students and recent graduates in Public policy, Political Science, International Relations, Environmental policy, Media Studies etc. are encouraged to apply. Graduates in other fields who demonstrate interest in public policy may also be considered.All candidates must be able to:Meet strict deadlines while providing quality content;Speak fluent English, with excellent written skills;Demonstrate strong analytical capacity and ability to discern policy issues;Show willingness to learn and cooperate.Previous experience is a plus, but not a necessary condition.BenefitsThe internship is unpaid but the selected candidate will receive the following Benefits and Opportunities:Every intern who successfully finishes the internship will receive an Internship Certificate;Interns will enhance their experience and proficiency in writing policy-related op-eds, through experience, training and mentoring;The internship is unpaid but may include merit-based awards such as Excellence in Policy Analysis certificate issued by the leading experts of the Politheor Advisory Board, as well as other possible financial and non-financial awards;Those who complete their internships satisfactorily will receive preferential treatment when applying for projects and events organised by Politheor;The possibility of future employment in the Politheor network;Great opportunity to publish and promote your work;Opportunity for networking in a fast-growing European Public Policy Center.How to apply?Send your CV along with an English language writing sample to [email protected] Until 30 April 2016. The subject of the e-mail  must include the field the policy area/op-ed section you are applying for.Applications without proper indication of the policy area in the Subject field will not be considered.For more information, please visit the official website. Tweet Pocket April 21, 2016 Published by elena LinkedIn 0 Reddit Policy Research Internship ← TravelBird Internship in Amsterdam Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. center_img Share 0 Similar Stories Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement 2019 Call for Chapters: Political and Social Elements of Human Migration & Current Refugee Crisis → California Habitat Exchange Internship, San Francisco +1 Policy Research Internship at Politheorlast_img read more

New task force to drive global floating offshore wind growth

first_imgRead more about:Wind energyEnergy transition The Floating Offshore Wind Task Force will be chaired by GWEC Global Offshore Wind Ambassador and industry pioneer Henrik Stiesdal, and Vice-Chaired by Maf Smith, floating offshore wind expert and former Deputy CEO of RenewableUK. TAGSenergy transitionGWECwind energy Previous articleLine collapse: Moses Hlophe-Helehele 132kV Line restorationNext articleLoadshedding forcing self-reliance and a move away from Eskom Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. As of the end of 2019, 65.7MW of floating offshore wind capacity was installed globally, in the UK, Japan, Portugal, Norway and France. According to GWEC Market Intelligence forecasts, 6.2GW of floating offshore wind is likely to be built by 2030 given the current project pipeline. However, this forecast could be increased to up to 19GW if cost reduction is accelerated. Members of the task force consisting of leading stakeholders in the floating offshore wind sector, including: Equinor, GE Renewable Energy, Iberdrola, Ideol, the Japanese Wind Power Association, MHI Vestas, Ørsted, Principle Power, RenewableUK, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Shell, Stiesdal, wpd, and The World Bank Group. Henrik Stiesdal, Chair of the Floating Offshore Wind Task Force, said: “We are at a turning point for floating offshore wind, with rapid acceleration taking place in markets around the world. To ensure the success of the industry and achieve the cost reduction needed to ramp up deployment of the technology, we need to see coordination amongst the leading market players and share our experiences in the different pioneer markets emerging globally. Offshore wind growth driving energy transition Featured image: Stock Ben Backwell, CEO at GWEC added: “Offshore wind will be a key driver of the energy transition, with some industry stakeholders calling for over 1,400GW of offshore wind capacity installed by 2050. To reach this goal, expediting the development of floating offshore wind is crucial to deploy turbines in deeper waters and unlock up to ten times more offshore wind resource than is possible with fixed-bottom turbines alone. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the formation of a Floating Offshore Wind Task Force with the participation of key global industry players and associations to drive the global growth of floating offshore wind. Generation “We are thrilled to have Henrik Stiesdal chairing this important Task Force as a pioneer of the floating offshore sector, and are confident that through his insights and the experience of the other Task Force members, we will be able to address the most urgent barriers for growth of the sector and spur a new era of offshore wind.” Floating offshore wind is a significant market opportunity, and can increase offshore wind resource by tenfold by opening new markets where fixed-bottom offshore wind would not be possible. The first actions of the Task Force will be to define the priority markets for offshore wind, and engage with the relevant local associations, policymakers and NGOs in the fishing, marine mammals and ports sectors through a sequence of conferences, seminars and workshops to promote and educate stakeholders about the floating offshore sector and to share best practices. “This Task Force will be an important forum to facilitate this exchange and establish a common voice to provide best practices for the industry when entering new markets to expedite the immense growth potential of this important technology.” UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finance and Policy Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector last_img read more