Related Items:#DSS, #EJaySaunders, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 3, 2017 – Providenciales – E. Jay Saunders, former DigicelTCI Boss is nominated for a Regulatory Technology Award for a technology start up, which he invented. Domus Semo Sancus or #DSS is a financial technology concept which can, with enough support get a 4 A Team prize in ‘most innovative use of KYC’ or ‘most innovative use of Al in regulatory compliance solution’ or ‘most innovative cloud based regulatory solution’ or ‘most innovative compliance service as a solution’.Saunders informed in a media release that his creation is the only one from the Caribbean region, so already this feat is a landmark one for the Turks and Caicos and #EJaySaunders explained, “DSS is one of only a few companies with multiple nominations.”You can vote for DSS at: http://resource.datamanagementreview.com/regtech-awards-2017-survey#MagneticMediaNews
WILMINGTON, MA — Starting in mid–April, the Wilmington Water Deaprtment will begin its annual water main flushing and valve exercising program. The flushing program will be conducted Monday through Friday, from 8:00pm to midnight. The program will take approximately 8 weeks to complete.The goal of the flushing program is to enhance the water quality throughout the Town of Wilmington. By strategically opening and closing water main valves, water is flushed through the pipes at a higher than normal velocity. Please be aware that since flushing scours and removes minerals that have accumulated in the mains, residents may experience discolored or rusty water during the program. The water is safe to drink. However, we suggest that our residents check the water before doing laundry to avoid staining clothing and other items. Running the cold water for a few minutes should clear up any discoloration.If you have any questions or problems with your water, please call the Water Division at 978-658-4711.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Announces Annual Water Main Flushing Program (Watch For Rusty Water)In “Government”Town’s Water Main Flushing Program To Begin Soon, May Cause Discolored WaterIn “Government”Town’s Water Main Flushing Program To Begin Soon, May Cause Discolored WaterIn “Government”
Smoke billows over an oil tanker that was attacked at the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The continuing Middle East tensions and Opec reluctance to ease production cuts are driving up the crude prices with some experts predicting Brent to top $100.ReutersDespite US President Donald Trump’s decision not to bomb Iran in spite of the downing of a US drone, the crude prices are steadily rising. The momentum of the upward swing of the Brent that has gained about 30 per cent since the beginning of 2019 may carry it towards $100 per barrel if there is no de-escalation in the Middle East. The continuing attacks on Saudi Arabian oil installations, airports, and tankers in the Gulf of Oman are keeping the region tense. Iran that lies to the north of the Strait of Hormuz has a chokehold on the passage through which about 21 per cent of the total global consumption of liquid petroleum products and 30 per cent of liquefied natural gas pass. Its vulnerability is exacerbated by the fact that it is as narrow as 30km at some points.Brent hit a recent high of $64.97 on Friday and despite a slight pullback in early trade on Monday, it was expected to head up. The Indian basket hit $63.19, a rise of about 2.68 per cent. Petrol price in Bengaluru city rose to Rs 75.20 and diesel Rs 66.85 on Monday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his newly installed Finance Minister Nirmala Siatharaman will have difficulty balancing the country’s foreign currency reserves with runaway oil prices, experts say. India meets 80 per cent of its petroleum requirements from imports.Market observers say that in the global demand-supply perspective, the market is currently in a deficit of 0.75 million barrels per day (mbpd) and the deficit could continue into the third quarter of 2019 as Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) has announced its decision to stick with oil production curbs. The US reimposed sanctions in November on exports of Iranian oil after Trump unilaterally pulled out of a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six world powers. ReutersIran-aligned Houthi rebels who control large swathes of Yemen have been launching bothersome attacks on Saudi oil assets on Peninsular Saudi Arabia and the tankers passing through the Gulf of Oman. The rebels continue to hit Saudi oil installations, airports and oil tankers. The long drawn-out Saudi war on Houthis backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have not nipped off the rebel ability to mount attacks inside the Kingdom.Brent had lost some gains it made early in the years when the tensions began to escalate after President Trump announced the decision to impose the terms of the sanctions against Iran more strictly. This meant that a clutch of countries like China, India, South Korea, and Turkey that enjoyed an exemption on buying Iranian oil was asked to discontinue all oil trade from May 2. Brent’s year-to-date rise had then hit 33 percent.A sustained increase in the crude price will hit India that meets nearly 80 per cent of its fuel demand through imports. Shipping rates have been skyrocketing with each attack on oil tankers, the Oil and Gas magazine has said. The attacks started with strikes on four Saudi oil tankers berthed at the UAE port in Fujairah on May 12. A BBC report in June said an inquiry into the attacks stopped short of directly blaming Teheran. Bimco, the world’s largest international shipping association, wrote to its members that the uptick in costs came from added safety measures and the higher insurance premiums.Oxford economists John Payne and Gabriel Sterne said in a report last month that there was a significant risk of higher oil prices. “We see increased risks of significantly higher oil prices,” they said in a report. “In the short-run, it is likely the supply impact will be offset by higher production elsewhere, but the market is tightening and all it would take is one more shock to supply and oil could reach $100,” the note said.
Map locating the area where a ferry ran aground off the coast of Indonesia. Photo: AFPPassengers trapped for a night on a stricken ferry off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were rescued early Wednesday, an official said, as the death toll rose to 29.The latest in a succession of boat tragedies in Indonesia began on the same day that officials called off a search for 164 people presumed drowned when a wooden ferry sank on 18 June in a deep volcanic crater lake on the island of Sumatra.The Sulawesi ferry, with 139 passengers aboard according to its manifest, began sinking Tuesday afternoon in rough seas. In a desperate bid to save lives, the vessel’s captain steered it toward shore, grounding it between 200-300 meters (985-655 feet) from land.Indonesia’s director-general of sea transportation, Agus Purnomo, said in a statement that people trapped on the ferry overnight were rescued early Wednesday.He didn’t specify how many but said the captain and the boat owner were the last two people to leave the vessel.Earlier, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said 69 people had been rescued. It’s unclear if any passengers are still missing. It said the 29 dead included two young children.Photos released by the agency on Tuesday showed passengers clinging to the listing vessel as others descended into the heavy seas using ropes hung over its side. Most appeared to be wearing lifejackets.Purnomo credited the captain’s actions with helping to save lives.The 48.5-meter- (159-foot) -long vessel, carrying several dozen vehicles including a bus and trucks, was on its way to Selayar island, just south of the main Sulawesi island, from the port of Bira when it began taking on water.Ferry tragedies are common in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, with weak enforcement of safety regulations often to blame.The Lake Toba sinking two weeks ago was the worst in about a decade.
The Fifth Annual Morgan State University STEM Expo will return on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom in the University Student Center located on campus. The expo will be hosted by the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education and the Division of Research and Economic Development.Dr. Victor McCrary, vice president for research and economic development, will serve as master of ceremony. The goal of the STEM Expo is to inform, engage, and excite middle and high school students in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties about the global career opportunities in STEM. The event is part of the state-wide STEM Expo held every year.Students of all ages will engage in interactive displays and hands-on activities that include wind tunnel demonstrations, Vex and Lego Robotics, earthquake engineering, cyber security and much more. Students will have an opportunity to speak with professionals about potential scholarships, internships and careers in STEM.