Croatia – The Land of Nikola Tesla

first_imgThis Saturday 15.4. on Cvjetni Square in Zagreb, starting at 9:00 am, an event entitled “Croatia: The Land of Nikola Tesla” will be held as part of the initiative of the company EVA BLUE from Zagreb. The company EVA Blue from Zagreb, with its partner Hep, is organizing this event with the aim of promoting and implementing knowledge, innovation and new technologies, especially in the field of e-mobility and renewable energy sources. Citizens and visitors will be able to see and try out various electric vehicles, from Tesla, electric bicycles and scooters and other innovative solutions in e-mobility, while the youngest will get acquainted with electric vehicles for the first time through fun and educational activities.The initiative was launched with the aim of promoting and implementing knowledge, innovation and new technologies, especially in the field of e-mobility and renewable energy sources. We wish, said the company’s director Tina Kolovrat, together with partners such as HEP, to enable new ideas and solutions to be more easily implemented in the Croatian social, media and economic space through this initiative. Citizens and visitors will be able to see and try out various e-vehicles, from Tesla, e-bikes and e-scooters and other innovative solutions in e-mobility, while the youngest will get acquainted with e-vehicles for the first time through fun-educational activities.Today, the name Nikola Tesla is synonymous with progress, knowledge and new technologies around the world. Our partner HEP, who was the first in Croatia to recognize the European trend of introducing determinants of sustainable development in the energy and transport sectors, is always associated with these values, which is why he was awarded the title of Ambassador of Alternative Fuels at the end of 2016.Without infrastructure, there is no development of e-mobilityHEP has so far put into operation 36 public ELEN filling stations in Croatia in cooperation with cities and interested partners, and plans to establish a network of filling stations along the most important Croatian roads with co-financing from European Union funds. The goal is to double the existing number of ELEN filling stations in the next year. Without infrastructure, there is no development of e-mobility, ie increasing the number of e-vehicles for private and business purposes. These and similar projects aim to join the recent world events in the field of electromobility, reduction of harmful gases, traffic safety, infrastructure development and strengthening the tourist, technological and energy potentials of the Republic of Croatia, adds Kolovrat.There are several companies in America that bear his name, and the most important is Tesla Motors, the manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla, which is most responsible for the great popularization of Tesla’s character and work. Highlighting positive examples will stimulate a wave of optimism and interest in action among young people. Tesla’s name should be used in the branding of our country abroad, Kolovrat points out, whose projects “Croatia – Nikola Tesla’s Country” and “Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia 2017” are the most beautiful and quietest rally that takes place for the fourth year in a row. The rally serves as a platform for the promotion of e-mobility, renewable energy sources and green technologies in Croatia and abroad.Related news: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND QUIETEST RALLY IN THE WORLD NIKOLA TESLA EV RALLY CROATIA 2017last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Global activity, death rate in kids, Vietnamese outbreak, quadriplegia

first_img Europe notes high H1N1 death rate in kidsPandemic flu raised the death rate in European children last year but not adults, according to a study in Eurosurveillance. Children aged 5 to 14 years in eight countries had a 28% higher death rate than expected, in contrast to mortality in all age-groups, which was lower than in a typical year from seasonal flu. The higher death rate in children amounts to about 77 additional deaths in that age-group. The researchers called their estimates “conservative.”http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19480Feb 4 Eurosurveill report H1N1 patient experienced quadriplegiaA letter in Emerging Infectious Diseases outlines the case of a Thai patient with pandemic flu who developed acute respiratory distress followed by severe neurologic problems, including quadriplegia. Physicians ruled out Guillian-Barre syndrome, and the patient later regained muscle strength. Last May four Dallas children experienced pandemic-H1N1–related neurologic symptoms.http://tinyurl.com/eid-02-04-10-h1n1-neuroFeb 4 Emerg Infect Dis letter WHO: Most regions show declining H1N1 activityAlthough pandemic flu activity continues to decline or remain low in most of the Northern Hemisphere, some areas of the world are experiencing active but declining transmission, particularly North Africa and some areas of Eastern Europe and East Asia, the World Health Organization said today (WHO) today. Global H1N1 deaths have risen by several hundred from a week ago, to at least 15,174. China continues to report relatively high levels of influenza B.http://www.who.int/csr/don/2010_02_5/en/index.htmlFeb 5 WHO update Feb 5, 2010 Northern Vietnam reports outbreakAn outbreak of H1N1 has affected the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Kan, health officials said in a VietNamNet story today. Eighteen people recently contracted pandemic flu, said health official Dr. Nguyen Huy Nga. The patients have shown typical symptoms, he said, including fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle pain.last_img read more

LS Cargo opens in Sweden

first_imgBased in Gävle, Larsson, who has previously worked for ABB, most recently served as project manager at LS Cargo in Bremen, Germany.After opening offices in Czech Republic and Finland, LS Cargo says that it is continuing to expand its activities in Europe with the new office, offering industrial projects services to the growing Swedish market.www.ls-cargo.comlast_img

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. President Trump to hold press conference from White House Recommended Published: October 21, 2017 12:23 PM EDT Updated: October 21, 2017 6:04 PM EDT Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight center_img SHARE Woman suspected of sending poisoned letter to Trump arrested COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.Some of the 1,200 mourners exiting the church after Saturday’s service said the portrait of Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, was joined on stage by photographs of Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, of Puyallup, Washington; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, 39, of Springboro, Ohio; and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Georgia. The four died Oct. 4 in Niger when they were attacked by militants tied to the Islamic State. Johnson’s family asked reporters to remain outside for the service.“We have to remember that one thing: that it wasn’t just one soldier who lost his life,” said Berchel Davis, a retired police officer who has six children in the military. He said the preacher and Rep. Frederica Wilson both made that a part of their talks. “That was a good gesture on everyone’s part.”He and others said the fight between Trump and Wilson was never mentioned during the service.Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia, had held the arm of an Army officer as she led her two young children and her family, dressed in white, into the Christ the Rock Community Church in suburban Fort Lauderdale. The modern hymn “I’m Yours” could be heard coming from inside.Johnson’s sister, Angela Ghent, said after the service that “it don’t feel real” that her brother was killed.“It hasn’t hit me yet, I haven’t had time to grieve,” said Ghent, who last spoke to her brother a few weeks before he died. She said she was glad mourners got to hear about her brother’s love for bikes and cars, not just his military service.The fight between Trump and Wilson had taken the focus off Johnson, whose widow is due to have a daughter in January. Sgt. Johnson told friends she will be named La’Shee. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, already had a 6-year-old daughter, Ah’Leeysa, and 2-year-old son, La David Jr. An online fundraiser has raised more than $600,000 to pay for the children’s education.Johnson’s mother died when he was 5; he was raised by his aunt. His family enrolled him in 5000 Role Models, a project Wilson began in 1993 when she was an educator where African-American boys are paired with mentors who prepare them for college, vocational school or the military.“We teach them to be a good man, a good husband and a good father. Sgt. Johnson typified all of those characteristics,” said mourner Carlton Crawl, a public school consultant who is one of the program’s mentors.In 2013, a year before he enlisted, Johnson was featured in a local television newscast for his ability to do bicycle tricks, earning the nickname “Wheelie King.” He said he learned his tricks by going slow.“Once you feel comfortable, you could just ride all day,” he told the interviewer.The war of words between the president and Wilson began Tuesday when the Miami-area Democrat said Trump told Myeshia Johnson in a phone call that her husband “knew what he signed up for” and didn’t appear to know his name, a version later backed up by Johnson’s aunt. Wilson was riding with Johnson’s family to meet the body and heard the call on speakerphone. She was principal of a school Johnson’s father attended.Trump tweeted Wilson “fabricated” his statement and the fight escalated through the week. Trump in other tweets called her “wacky” and accused her of “SECRETLY” listening to the phone call.Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, entered the fray Thursday. The retired Marine general asserted that the congresswoman had delivered a 2015 speech at an FBI field office dedication in which she “talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building,” rather than keeping the focus on the fallen agents for which it was named. Video of the speech contradicted his recollection.Wilson, who is black, fired back Friday when she told The New York Times: “The White House itself is full white supremacists.”The retorts persisted Saturday morning, with Trump tweeting: “I hope the Fake News Media keeps talking about Wacky Congresswoman Wilson in that she, as a representative, is killing the Democrat Party!”last_img read more

First Coradia trainset in Africa enters service

first_imgALGERIA: Minister of Public Works & Transport Abdelghani Zalene attended a ceremony on March 2 to open buildings at Alger’s Agha station and mark the entry into service of national railway SNTF’s first Alstom Coradia Polyvalent electro-diesel multiple-unit. Public services between Alger and Oran were scheduled to start the following day.SNTF and Alstom signed the €200m contract for the supply of 17 six-car 160 km/h inter-city trainsets on July 29 2015. The vehicles are being built at Alstom’s Reichshoffen site in France, with Saint-Ouen undertaking design work, Le Creusot supplying the bogies, Ornans the traction motors and alternators, Tarbes the drive system and Villeurbanne the on-board electronics and passenger information systems. Dynamic testing has been undertaken in France and at the Vélim test centre in the Czech Republic. The first trainset was delivered to the Port of Alger on January 28, and underwent testing on the SNTF network ahead of entry into passenger service. The rest of the fleet is scheduled to be delivered this year.The SNTF trainsets are the first from Alstom’s Coradia family to be supplied to Africa. They units are similar to those operated by France’s SNCF under the Régiolis brand, but are protected against sand, and feature powerful air-conditioning which has been tested in the climate chamber at Alstom’s La Rochelle site to verify performance in temperatures up to 55°C.last_img read more

JCF urged to step up search for wanted men

first_imgIn an effort to stem the crime wage, Police Commissioner, Dr. Carl Williams has instructed members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to step up their search for wanted men and illegal weapons.The instructions were issued at a crime control conference with senior cops on Wednesday.Since the start of the year, the country has recorded over one thousand murders and this has prompted a Parliamentary Committee to summon Williams to report on efforts to stem the increase in murders across the country.The Commissioner of Police, who is scheduled to appear before the Internal/External Committee on November 10, says he is prepared to answer questions about his strategy to reduce crime.Williams added that he is determined to bring the crime rate under control and expressed confidence in members of the JCF.“I believe that we are in a position to roll back some of the murders in some of the areas where they have been happening and I am confident that we will see through this period – The coming election campaign period and the coming Christmas holiday period,” Williams said.last_img read more

Three men convicted over death threats against Ghanaian judges out on…

first_imgGhana President John Mahama has decreed the early release of three men convicted over death threats against Supreme Court judges made during a panel discussion broadcast on a local radio station.The case was part of a bid by authorities to ensure stability ahead of a presidential election in December and protect Ghana’s image as a beacon of peace in West Africa.Amid a dispute in June over voter roll revisions the Mahama supporters said on Accra-based Montie FM that they would hunt down and “finish” judges if they ruled in favour of the opposition.They were convicted by the Supreme Court of contempt following a high-profile hearing and sentenced to four months in prison.Mahama on Friday ordered them freed after they expressed remorse in a direct appeal, said a government statement distributed on Tuesday. The men had also apologised in court.“The president reminds all concerned especially persons working in the media … to guard against the use of intemperate language which has the potential of causing unnecessary tension especially in this election year,” the statement said.Politicians of all parties say it is vital to ensure peace during what is likely to be a closely-fought election between Mahama and opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo. Religious leaders and traditional chiefs have reinforced the same message.Senior opposition figures criticised Mahama’s decision, arguing he freed the men early because they are ruling party activists.– Reuterslast_img read more

PM’s address at Lovely Professional University

first_imgLocalNewsPolitics PM’s address at Lovely Professional University by: – February 23, 2016 287 Views   3 comments Share Tweet Sharecenter_img The Lovely Professional University in India conferred a Doctor of Literature, Honoris Causa on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Tuesday 23 February 2016. Mr Skerrit was the Chief Guest and Featured Speaker at the University’s 6th Convocation Ceremony.The following is the text format of the Convocation Address presented by Prime Minister Skerrit at Lovely Professional University’s 6th Convocation Ceremony in India on Tuesday 23 February 2016.“Convocation Speech to Lovely UniversityJalandhar, Punjab, India10h00, 23 February 2016Now is the time for resourcefulness and resilienceChancellor, Vice-chancellor, members of the faculty, fellow graduates, friends… Good morningI am flattered and humbled by the enormous outpouring of love and respect I have been accorded here at Lovely Professional University, and in India as a whole, since my arrival yesterday afternoon.It is a great honour to stand before you today as the recipient of this Honorary Doctorate from an institution that is not only the largest University in India, but also one of the most progressive universities in the world.My countrymen and women are delighted that you would have selected their servant leader, to be the recipient of this award, and to serve as Chief Guest of this Convocation Ceremony.I dedicate this prestigious and most humbling conferral of Doctor of Literature, Honoris Causa, to the outstanding young men and women, who were celebrated earlier in the program, for their diligence and hard work, in the pursuit of knowledge. And, to the dedicated young men and women back home, in the Commonwealth of Dominica, who share the same hopes and dreams as you share here today.To members of the graduating class, I say to you that the futures of Punjab, India, the Continent of Asia and the world as a whole, are brighter and more assured this morning, as a consequence of your acquired skills and the positive attitudes you are bringing to your respective fields of professional endeavor.I congratulate each of you for staying the course, in a world today, where the popular action of choice, is that of quitting, when the going gets tough.Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I also salute Chancellor Ashok Mittal, the Governing Body, the outstanding faculty, and the staff of Lovely Professional University for their dedication to you, the aspiring student.It is a great honour to receive this tribute from an institution that has been instrumental in shaping the minds of India. Chancellor Mittal, you and your team have been an integral part in nurturing, harnessing and shaping these young people to be the future leaders of our world.Indeed, from what I have researched, witnessed here this morning and gleaned from my interactions with Chancellor Mittal and members of the faculty, I hope you would not find it presumptuous of me to propose an addition to the motto of this institution, so that it would read – Transforming Education, Transforming India, Transforming The World! …For I do believe that Lovely Professional University is now poised to enter the global arena, as a major international force in adult education and training!Graduates, you are about to step out and to face the real test – the world out there! A place without course lists and recommended readings.This will be both daunting and exciting, but more than anything, you must ensure that the next stage of this journey counts.Let your dreams drive your way forward – and remind yourself, from time to time, that you too can become Prime Minister, CEO or Professor of your world.Some may ask, ‘But how can this be done’?As Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, I consider myself duly qualified to proffer an answer.Dominica, though physically small in comparison to India, and with a population of just 71,000, is a nation geared to develop and empower our youth to be leaders. We seek to achieve this by diversifying our sectors, by teaching our children to become multicultural individuals, and to develop a belief in themselves so that they can navigate their way in the world.Dominica, one of the lesser-known Caribbean islands, is full of potential for growth. Dominica is now establishing itself as an international business hub for interesting investment opportunities.We are the country of choice for thousands of entrepreneurs, professionals, billionaires and international families from around the world.Dominica, is also home to one of the most celebrated offshore medical schools in the world today.Thirty-eight (38) years ago, the founders of Ross University did their research and chose Dominica, over hundreds of other possible destinations, as the site for its medical campus. Student enrollment then was seven. Today, student enrollment is One Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-eight…….and the expansion continues.Ross University has since been incorporated into the DeVry family of educational institutions, spanning some Fifty-five 55 campuses internationally.That is the story of Ross University today. In a decade from now, it could also be the story of Lovely Professional University of Punjab, India.Incidentally, a significant component of both the faculty and campus population at Ross University in Dominica, travel to our beautiful island direct from India. There are also students of Indian descent who journey from Canada, the United States and parts of Europe….and who have found Dominica a most hospitable place to reside.Many persons I met and with whom I spoke yesterday and this morning, alluded to the fact that they had friends and relatives who had visited or who were educated on Dominica. So in an amazing way, Ladies and Gentlemen, there is already a level of collaboration between the young people of India and residents of Dominica.Indeed, as I speak to you at this hour, there are hundreds of Dominicans viewing this Convocation Ceremony live via Internet stream, and you would be amazed to know that it is approximately two o’clock in the morning back at home. Many Dominicans, at home and in the Diaspora, set their alarm clocks and arose from their slumber, to be a part of this special occasion. So the love is there, my Brothers and Sisters!I invite the Chancellor and Board of Governors of this vaulted institution of higher learning, to explore and consider the tremendous scope that exists, for broadening and introducing the Lovely Professional University experience, to the western world. You have an in-demand, global product to sell, and it should be sold globally!In the faith of strengthening ties, the Commonwealth of Dominica, would be delighted to partner with you in this endeavor.I take this opportunity to invite those interested in travel or geo-thermal energy or water resources, to come to Dominica.I invite the Lovely University to engage in a cultural exchange with the students of Dominica. I believe that the two strong cultures have – a shared sense of community, a common thirst for knowledge and a resourcefulness that creates leaders.Graduates, you now live in a world that presents an expanding universe of travel, mobility, and freedom. You can look to the entire globe for inspiration, for encouragement, and for motivation.I hope you will remember your friendships and cherish the moments you spent with the person seated next to you today. But I urge you to use this unique exposure to a diverse community, to explore the world, and to set your sights on global targets.Reach out to the world, and do not let geographical boundaries stop you.It is communities that build nations, it is the communities that grow leaders. It is what has made countries like Dominica and India successful – even in a world of internet and individualism, it is what binds us. We are only stronger, together.I urge graduates today to set your sights on Global targets. The education and other professional grounding you received at Lovely Professional University, have given you immeasurable scope and opportunity to excel and reach the very top. Strive for leadership. Be pioneers! Be the Inventor! Be the owner! Be the Founder! Be at the apex of your professional endeavor.For you, geographical boundaries should now be non-existent. As a graduate of this renowned institution of higher learning,you may go forward, knowing that you are prepared for life and its varied challenges.Chancellor Ashok Mittal, I am delighted to be in attendance at this Convocation. I am humbled by the Honor you have bestowed on me. I share and present this salutation, as a symbol of motivation and encouragement to the hundreds of young Dominicans studying at home and across the Globe, in pursuit of knowledge, and in preparation for the challenges of a new, globalized world order.To members of the Graduating Class I say believe in yourself. Believe in your country. Believe in The Creator!May you be Blessed in your future endeavors…and may they redound to the Honor and benefit of the remarkable country of India and the wider world.To God be the glory…Great things he hath done!I thank you.”Click here to listen to Mr Skerrit presenting the speech: Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Feb-23-PM-at-Lovely-University.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Man recuperating at PMH after stabbing incident

first_imgLocalNews Man recuperating at PMH after stabbing incident by: Dominica Vibes News – February 20, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! Joshua Theophile, 22, was the victim of a stabbing incident in Mahaut on Saturday 18 February 2017.Theophile, who sustained an injury to his lower back about 10:20PM, is currently a patient at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau.A report, issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste, indicates that Theophile was stabbed during the official opening of Mahaut carnival.“Some unknown individual inflicted a wound to the lower back of twenty- two year old Joshua Theophile. Theophile was transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was examined by a medical doctor and admitted,” the report states.No one has been taken into custody in relation to this incident and the Police Department is therefore urging anyone with information which can assist in the ongoing investigations to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers (767) 266 5164, 266 5165 and 266 5119 or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1 800 8477. Tweetcenter_img 2039 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Cuba’s first luxury hotel opens in Havana

first_img Share Cubans visit the shops in the Manzana Kempinski Hotel, the first luxury five star plus tourist facility in Cuba, on May 22, 2017. (Photo: AFP)HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Cuba’s first ultra luxury hotel opened its doors Monday in Havana, with guests paying up to $2,500 a night to stay in five-star comfort on the Communist island.The “Gran Hotel Manzana,” part of the Swiss group Kempinski Hotels, is situated in the heart of the Cuban capital in front of the verdant gardens of Parque Central and the grand Alicia Alonso theater, home to the Cuban National Ballet.Guests in each of the hotel’s 246 rooms, 50 of which are suites, have the pick of four bars and two restaurants and can take a swim in the rooftop infinity pool.The European-style building first opened in 1917, before undergoing a complete renovation.In order to deliver the project in time, the Cuban government was forced to accept the builders bringing hundreds of qualified workers from India, a rare move in a country that usually requires that only underpaid — and undermotivated — Cuban workers.Now the hotel, jointly owned by Kempinski and the military-controlled Cuban tour operator Gaviota, charges between $440 and $2,485 a night.“We appreciate hidden gems and this matches our philosophy,” Kempinski director Xavier Destribats told Cuban state television.On the ground floor of the hotel, a shopping mall filled with high-end boutiques such as Versace, Lacoste and Montblanc sparked curiosity in a country where luxury was long ago banned under the iron-fisted rule of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.“The hotel is really beautiful, but here everything is terribly expensive. It’s not for the Cubans,” said Lidia Martinez, a 29-year-old housewife.Leonardo Padilla, a salesman at Montblanc, admitted he had difficulty selling watches ranging from $1,775 to $4,500 in a country where the average wage is no more than $30. Share BusinessNewsRegional Cuba’s first luxury hotel opens in Havana by: Associated Free Press – May 23, 2017 Tweetcenter_img 66 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more