Even in DC’s corridors of power, the Iditarod intrigues

first_imgSouthwest | SportsEven in DC’s corridors of power, the Iditarod intriguesMarch 13, 2018 by Liz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media Share:Devin O’Brien of Ketchikan poses with the Iditarod map outside of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office in Washington, D.C., on Monday. O’Brien is one several staffers who updates the board. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/ Alaska Public Media)As the mushers race to Nome, their progress is tracked in various elementary school classrooms. It’s also tracked in the halls of the U.S. Senate. One hallway, to be specific, just outside Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s door in the Hart Office Building. Share this story: Just after lunch, a crowd has gathered in the hallway leading to the offices of Murkowski and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Right between their doors, Murkowski staffers have a map of the Iditarod Trail mounted on poster board, sitting on an easel.A group from Chicago doesn’t know what to make of the map, with its neon arrows and a leaderboard with unfamiliar names. They were with the National Association of Postal Supervisors, waiting to meet with Duckworth. Most said they’d never heard of the Iditarod.But after a little explanation, the postal supervisors were intrigued. They had questions about dog care and how the mushers feed their dogs on the trail. They pondered the board, which showed Norwegian Joar Ulsom was ahead in Alaska’s Last Great Race.“How would you let someone come in from Norway? How does that happen?” one asks.“Yeah,” another says. “How does that happen?”The drama of how Ulsom claimed the lead took place Monday, on Bering Sea ice. And right about then, a few thousand miles away, Murkowski staffer Devin O’Brien took the poster board down to update it.O’Brien logged on to Iditarod.com and pulled up the GPS tracker. She noticed something curious. It looked like Nic Petit of Girdwood had hardly moved since the last update. He was No. 1 on the Iditarod leader board at that moment, but the GPS suggested a different story.“It looks like Joar is actually ahead,” O’Brien said. “So I’ll move his arrow on our map ahead along the route.”O’Brien would soon learn this was a pivotal moment in Iditarod 2018, when Petit had gone off course and had to backtrack, giving the lead to the Norwegian.Murkowski Press Secretary Hannah Ray said the tracking map builds camaraderie in the office, where much of the staff is Alaskan.“Even other offices are asking us about it. ‘Well, have you updated it today? What are the standings?’” Ray said. “People who probably didn’t know anything about the Iditarod before this was out are buzzing about it.”Ray said she’s talked to people who only know the story of the 1925 serum run to Nome through the animated movie “Balto.”“I had someone say they had no idea that was a true story,” Ray said. “So to hear them coming to ask about Alaska history is really cool.”Murkowski’s office intends to keep the map up until the last musher reaches Nome.last_img read more

Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter

first_imgPunxsutawney, PA. – On Tuesday morning, Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.Viewers from all over the world tuned in virtually to see Phil make his weather prognostication for the 135th time. “Groundhog Day is a beloved Pennsylvania tradition that has been embraced wholeheartedly by Phil’s faithful fans from around the world for generations,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. “Although we couldn’t celebrate together in person this year, viewers could experience the magic of Phil’s prediction virtually by watching from their homes while prioritizing everyone’s health and safety.” The tradition states that if Phil sees his shadow, we will have six more weeks of winter weather. Should he not see his shadow, we will have an early spring. AdvertisementThe first Groundhog Day event was in 1886.Last year’s event brought more than 33,000 visitors to Punxsutawney, Jefferson County. This year’s virtual event featured live demonstrations, holiday recipes, themed playlists, social media giveaways, and a national anthem performance by Brett Eldredge. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement “Punxsutawney Phil’s prognostication is a tradition we are proud to share with the world each year,” said Groundhog Club Inner Circle President Jeff Lundy. “Seeing America’s furriest weather predictor extraordinaire spread joy each February directly from Punxsutawney is an honor and a privilege.”Click here to watch the virtual event.center_img AdvertisementTags: Groundhog DayPunxsutawney Phil No Content Available AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

Immokalee man arrested for punching, stealing from person at bar

first_imgCOLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – An Immokalee man was arrested for stealing money and punching a person at a bar. Domingo Francisco, 28, is accused of robbing the person on February 6 at El Cubano Bar off of W Main Street, according to Collier County deputies. When deputies arrived on the scene the person had dried blood around his mouth. The victim told deputies that Francisco took $200 out of their pocket while inside the bar. Collier County deputies said the person confronted Francisco outside the bar about the stolen money. Francisco pushed the victim to the ground and punched them in the face, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said. He also grabbed a gold chain valued at $700 from the person’s neck and took an iPhone valued at around $545. Woman shot outside Naples Waffle House June 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Retired Immokalee teacher swims 12 miles around Key West while raising money for student’s tuition June 15, 2021 AdvertisementBystanders in the area tried stopping Francisco from leaving by grabbing his bike, but he ran away. CCSO said deputies found him on Feb. 11 and brought him in for an interview. Before that, the bystanders on scene the night of the incident gave investigators cell phone video of the altercation and the victim identified Francisco as the person who hit him. He did tell investigators with CCSO that he was defending himself when he hit the victim. Francisco was arrested for unarmed robbery and taken to the Immokalee Jail Center. AdvertisementTags: Collier County Sheriff’s OfficeImmokaleeRobbery Collier school resource officers teach kids how to fish on first day of “Summerfest” June 16, 2021center_img Advertisement Immokalee youth program honors fallen FWC officer June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentslast_img read more

Florida joins Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google

first_imgOver 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021 Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Florida moves against foreign theft of intellectual property June 8, 2021 Another lawsuit was filed in December of 2020 by a group of 38 states and territories, claiming Google illegally maintained a monopoly in general search and search advertising through anticompetitive conduct and contracts, NBC News reported. All three lawsuits coincide with bipartisan pushes to reign in Big Tech. Though both Democrats and GOP have sparred about how the government should go about regulating companies. Florida is joined in this action by attorneys general from: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Texas and Utah.To read the full complaint, click here. Advertisement“For far too long, Google has used its size and position as one of the largest tech giants in the world to manipulate and unfairly monopolize the marketplace. The core of American economic success lies on our foundation of capitalism and a free, fair and competitive marketplace,” Moody said in a release.This isn’t the first time Google has been under fire for alleged antitrust violations. In Oct. 2020, the Department of Justice sued Google for making deals to be the default search engine on billions of mobile devices worldwide — thus monopolizing the internet and excluding other search engines. According to NBC News, the lawsuit likely won’t go to trial until late 2023. Advertisement Florida has joined 14 other states in an antitrust lawsuit against Google, Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, which was originally filed by Texas in December, alleges that the tech giant has engaged in exclusionary practices and misrepresentations in the advertising industry resulting in the violation of the Sherman Act. The Sherman Act outlaws restraining trade, monopolization and any attempt at monopolization, according to the Federal Trade Commission. However, the Supreme Court decided that the Sherman Act does not prohibit every restraint of trade, only those that are unreasonable.The lawsuit also details accusations of misrepresentations to consumers involving privacy practices. AdvertisementTags: FloridaGoogle RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

BREAKING: 992 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 31 more deaths

first_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp In Laois, as of April 11, there were 88 cases of Coronavirus – up 17 from the previous day.While now 365 people have died from the disease – an increase of 31 from yesterday.Of today’s deaths, 18 were female while 13 were male. 26 deaths are located in the east, 3 in the north west, 1 in the south and 1 in the west of the country25 of these are reported as having underlying conditions while the median age of those who died is 82.A summary of all 365 deaths provided by the HPSC shows that: 215 (59%) of those who died were male; 150 (41%) were female; The median age of those who died is 82; and 247 of these cases were admitted to hospital with 37 admitted to ICU.Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Today marks a milestone in Ireland’s experience of COVID-19 as we see the number of confirmed cases exceed 10,000.“The number of community cases of COVID-19 shows why we continue to need the public health measures that we currently have in place.“I understand that the current restrictions are tough, especially during a bank holiday weekend when in normal circumstances most of us would have met up with family and friends but I ask that the public continue to work with us and follow the guidelines that are in place.“The next three weeks will prove crucial to Ireland’s COVID-19 story and by working together we give ourselves the best chance to slow the spread and save lives.”Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Saturday, 11 April (9,484 cases) – and including German results received to that date, reveals:· 45% are male and 54% are female, with 401 clusters involving 1,795 cases· the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years· 1,849 cases (20%) have been hospitalised· Of those hospitalised, 268 cases have been admitted to ICU· 2,489 cases are associated with healthcare workers· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,006 (53% of all cases) followed by Cork with 730 cases (8%)· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 66%, close contact accounts for 27%, travel abroad accounts for 7%Links to today’s other Coronavirus stories Studying during Coronavirus: Heywood student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicPortlaoise Hospital among those to benefit from Conor McGregor’s €1 million donationLaois mechanic teams up with ‘MakePort’ to develop vital PPE for frontline workersNorthern Ireland, the UK and globally There have been six more deaths due to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 124.There have also been 76 new cases of Coronavirus – bringing total to 1,882.While there have been another 717 Coronavirus deaths recorded in the UK during past 24 hours, taking total to 11,329.It is important to remember that the official number of Northern Ireland fatalities is for hospital deaths only – and not for every single death like the way we record it.Spain’s death toll continues to fall with 280 people passing away today to take the total to 17,489.As Spain enters its second month of lockdown, some businesses that cannot operate remotely, including construction and manufacturing, were allowed to reopen, sparking criticism from some regional leaders who fear a resurgence of the outbreak.However, the majority of the population are still confined to their homes, while shops, bars and public spaces will remain closed until at least 26 April.556 people died in Italy today to take the total above 20,000.There are now more than 1,890,000 cases globally with at least one in almost every country on the planet. Almost 117,000 people have died. While 436,000 have recovered.Will we have sport again in the near future? Or Electric Picnic?Dr Colm Henry, the Chief Clinical Officer for the HSE, has cast doubt on whether summer gatherings, including the GAA championships and Electric Picnic, will be able to go ahead.He said: “Why would we beat that curve down, hopefully crushing it in the coming weeks if we all buckle down, if suddenly we all decided to congregate on beaches and football stadiums or matches?”Dr Henry said that he could not say for sure whether the GAA championships particularly would be able to go ahead, but said that there was likely to be a second wave of infection.He added: “We’re all learning what social measures you can loosen to allow society return to some semblance of normality, while at the same time containing the virus.Recovery numbers?The HSE is still not publishing the figures on how many people have recovered.When asked today, Dr Colm Henry said 64 patients have been discharged from ICUs. He says the full picture will be known when all people who are ill now have gone through the process.Social Distancing to continue Minister Simon Harris says it looks like we will have social distancing with us until we have a vaccine available.He said: “There isn’t going to be a magic point at the start of May where life as we knew it before the Coronavirus is going to resume.”Tests backlog and ICU situationThe test backlog was 35,000 says HSE. It is now 11,000 and will be cleared this week. 80% of backlog due to be cleared by German assistance.There are 862 patients in public hospitals with COVID-19 but the rate of admission is down in comparison to last week.2,172 public beds are free. In ICU, there are 148 people with COVID-19 while there are also 127 non-COVID-19 cases.This gives a total in ICU of 275 and there are 135 ICU beds free today. The HSE says it has a surge plan for 800 ICU.Ireland to undergo ‘health technology assessment’Ireland is to become the first country in Europe to carry out a “health technology assessment”. The Health Information Quality Authority is to publish this assessment this week, into the different tests and methodologies available around Covid-19.This would include looking at anti-body testing, which aims to find out if people may have been infected without knowing and if they’re now immune.The Health Minister Simon Harris said he doesn’t expect this report to be a “magic wand solution” but that it would be very “instructive” and give us a view on a range of issues being considered when it comes to testing.Coronavirus MythsAs yet, there is no cure currently for COVID-19.So people suggesting/selling special remedies like vitamin C, garlic, home cures, drinking bleach, or putting half an onion in rooms around the house are – well you know don’t you?The World Health Organisation has advice on some of these urban legends.Cuisle Centre The Coronavirus outbreak has led to the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise closing.They said: “The Covid-19 restrictions mean that we have had to temporarily close our doors, but we are still here to support you and your family.“As we know this is a confusing time for our patients as chemotherapy and surgery are been rescheduled – we will be continuing to give you support and guidance over the phone.“Just call 0578681492 and leave your name, number and a brief message and we will get back to you. You can also contact us on email: [email protected] or messenger us through facebook.“Stay safe everyone, wash your hands and take a little exercise.”Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – For more Coronavirus stories click here Twitter Home News BREAKING: 992 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 31 more deaths News Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic BREAKING: 992 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 31 more deaths WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 13th April 2020 TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 A total of 992 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 9,655 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 10,647.527 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported by Irish laboratories. While an additional 465 confirmed cases of COVID-19 are reported by a laboratory in Germany – this brings the total figure to 10,647. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News Previous article1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as Fianna Fáil glory in their boomtown purple patchNext articleLaois recruitment company acknowledging frontline heroes – and supporting local businesses Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

TMX signs deal to work with China’s Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange

first_img Related news TMX caps stronger 2020 with Q4 profits growing to $71.8 million “TMX Group continues to work to build our relationships in China and enhance our knowledge of this key market,” chief executive Thomas Kloet said in a statement. Under the memorandum of understanding, the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Chinese company “may evaluate opportunities to engage in cooperative research as well as the potential to provide each other with advisory and consultation services.” ZCE chairman Zhang Fan said the commodity exchange hopes to improve communication and co-operation in areas such as product innovation, market development, technology and risk management. “By sharing information and expertise particularly in the area of technology, we look to enhance the status and global influence of ZCE in the international financial marketplace,” he said. In addition to the Toronto Stock Exchange and the junior TSX Venture Exchange, the TMX Group’s business also includes the Montreal Exchange, NGX and BOX Options Exchange. TSX proposes flat fee for retail market data U.S. exchanges scrap political contributions TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X) has signed an agreement with the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange in China to better understand its business and explore the possibilities of cooperation. TMX Group chief executive said the deal gives the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange an opportunity to gain new perspectives and explore collaborating further with the Chinese firm. center_img Canadian Press Keywords Stock exchangesCompanies TMX Group Ltd. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

ECB announces stress test results

first_img Related news James Langton The ECB reports a total capital shortfall of €25 billion at 25 the banks that participated in the exercise, which included both an asset quality review (AQR) and a stress test. Along with the capital shortfall, the ECB says that the asset quality review showed that the book values of banks’ assets need to be adjusted by another €48 billion (€37 billion of which did not generate capital shortfall). “This unprecedented in-depth review of the largest banks’ positions will boost public confidence in the banking sector,” said Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the ECB. “By identifying problems and risks, it will help repair balance sheets and make the banks more resilient and robust. This should facilitate more lending in Europe, which will help economic growth.” The ECB notes that 12 of the 25 banks have already covered their capital shortfalls; increasing their capital by €15 billion so far this year. The bank also said that its stress tests showed that a severe scenario would deplete the banks’ top-quality, loss-absorbing Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) capital by about €263 billion, which would reduce the banks’ median CET1 ratio by four percentage points from 12.4% to 8.3%. The latest round of stress tests for Europe’s 130 largest banks found that 25 of them are in need of additional capital. The European Central Bank (ECB) on Sunday announced the hotly-anticipated results of its assessments of the region’s banks, ahead of its takeover of supervisory responsibility in November. Tougher stress tests won’t chill housing market: Scotia Climate stress tests intensify demand for ESG standards: Fitchcenter_img Keywords Stress testsCompanies European Central Bank Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Younger homebuyers more willing to fight bidding wars: surveylast_img read more

Deputy Commissioner Recruitment

first_imgDeputy Commissioner Recruitment Tasmania Police is looking for a Deputy Commissioner with the highest integrity and leadership capability to lead the delivery of operational policing outcomes; provide strategic and tactical command of emergencies, major incidents and operations; build commitment and capacity of the senior management team, and lead a high performing work culture and exceptional customer service standards across the organisation.Strategic executive leadership roleWhole of Service Focus Leads Operational policing outcomes As a member of the Agency and Corporate Management Groups, the Deputy Commissioner supports the Commissioner of Police/Secretary of the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management to provide the highest quality policing and emergency management services for the people of Tasmania. During absences of the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner has the powers, and performs the duties, of the Commissioner of Police. The Deputy Commissioner is also the Deputy State Controller under the Emergency Management Act 2006.The Deputy Commissioner provides forward looking, values-based leadership that includes:High level input in setting directions for the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency ManagementSubstantial input into the development of policy options and playing a key role in corporate decision makingAssisting the Commissioner to develop and provide advice to Government, andEnsuring proper exercise of statutory powers and responsibilities by themselves and all personnel under their command.The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for leading the delivery of operational policing outcomes; providing strategic and tactical command of emergencies, major incidents and operations; building commitment and capacity of the senior management team, and leading and driving the development of a high performing work culture and exceptional customer service standards across the organisation.The successful candidate must be a serving police officer.High quality candidates will have relevant tertiary and/or professional qualifications and affiliation and senior management experience in leading, inspiring, developing and motivating senior and operational police and employees at all levels. High quality candidates will also demonstrate proven ability to ensure the appropriate response to emergency management issues.The successful candidate must demonstrate high personal integrity, drive, tenacity and resilience, plus high level leadership and change management skills, and a proven capacity to develop people in an emergency management environment. They will have clear and persuasive communication skills, high level influencing and negotiation skills, and strategic policy development and implementation capability.To obtain position documentation or to apply, please email [email protected] citing reference number J1582. If further information is required after reviewing documentation, please contact David Spencer at NGS Global on 1300 138 863.Applications are to include a short form application, which includes a copy of your current CV and short pitch – 2 pages maximum outlining why you are the best person for the job, and how your skills, knowledge and experience align to the selection criteria and Corporate Management Capability Profile. /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. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, building, Commissioner, communication, corporate, culture, Emergency, Emergency Management, Employees, environment, exercise, Government, leadership, outcomes, police, quality, resilience, TAS, Tasmania, Tasmania Policelast_img read more

Apple’s updated CarPlay will support Google Maps, Waze

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The latest version of Apple’s CarPlay will finally support third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze, allowing users to work around using the company’s own Apple Maps default.CarPlay essentially turns the touchscreen in your car’s console into a second iPhone screen, though only with basic music, vocal communication and navigation apps enabled.The default navigation app available via the software overlay was Apple’s own Apple Maps, which many users found unsatisfactory, explains Digital Trends. Trending Videos But Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 12, will support a host of third-party apps its predecessors didn’t. It’s expected for many drivers using phone-based navigation apps, that flexibility will streamline their CarPlay experience, even if it does feel like an admission from Apple that its Maps app wasn’t all that good. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img RELATED TAGSNews advertisement Trending in Canada COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A visitor presses Apple’s new CarPlay touch-screen commands inside the Volvo Estate concept car displayed during the press day of the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, on March 4, 2014. last_img read more

Rescheduled fall alerts test to be held Oct. 26

first_img Published: Oct. 21, 2016 Each semester, the campus conducts a test of the CU Boulder Alerts system to raise awareness of the platform and deploy new notification methods. Annual testing of the emergency notification system is required by the Clery Act, a federal law.The test was originally scheduled for Oct. 5, and was pre-empted by incidents on the campus that day. Elements of the rescheduled test at noon on Oct. 26 will include the deployment of the Alertus desktop notifications platform and testing of upgrades to the alerts.colorado.edu website. Prior to the test, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to check the accuracy of their contact information in the alerts system.Active CU Boulder student email addresses (@colorado.edu) are automatically registered and the university encourages students to add their mobile phone numbers in order to receive text notifications as well. Students can update this information through MyCUInfo.Faculty, staff or affiliates of the CU Boulder community with an @colorado.edu (or cufund.org, or cu.edu) e-mail address are encouraged to register on a voluntary basis at http://alerts.colorado.edu.Employees who work on campus for another entity (hospitality business, construction company, etc.) and don’t have an @colorado.edu account must have their business leader submit a ticket to the IT Service Center in order to be registered.CU Boulder AlertsFall 2016 Test Deploy Alertus notification channelTest alerts.colorado.edu upgradesSpring 2017 Test Test upgrades to Emergency Information LineTest alerts.colorado.edu upgradesTest automatic loading of faculty and staff contact information from HRMSIf an emergency involves a threat to personal safety or a campus closure, a campus alert will be sent using one or all of the communication methods available. Text messaging and desktop pop-ups are the backbone of the system as they reach the most individuals in the least amount of time.During an emergency that affects the campus, critical updates, additional details, and any necessary instructions regarding the nature of the emergency will be posted at http://alerts.colorado.edu, university social media sites and on the campus Emergency Information Line at 303-492-4636 (303-492-INFO).Details on the decision process for determining a closure, how administrative leave should be handled for essential personnel and other employees, and answers to questions that frequently arise are covered in “Campus Closing Procedures During Emergencies” located at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/campus-closing-procedures-during-emergencies.If you have questions regarding emergency management at CU-Boulder please visit the CU-Boulder Office of Emergency Management website or email the team at [email protected] user who expected to receive an alert and didn’t, or who needs help signing up for the system, should email the IT Service Center at [email protected]:SafetyCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more