Airy Castle Community gets $3.8m Computer Centre

first_imgA 16-unit computer centre, complete with full internet access, has been established in the Community of Airy Castle in rural St. Thomas.The facility, set up through the Universal Service Fund (USF) at a cost of $3.8 million, will provide easier access to internet service for residents, and enable students to carry out research for school.It will make a difference in the lives of residents, several of whom had to travel as far as Morant Bay to access internet service.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who spoke at the official opening of the Airy Castle Community Computer Centre on November 13, said that Government is ensuring that all Jamaicans have access to information technology.“We are making sure that our people have the latest in technology and that our youngsters and seniors become a part of this information age. It excites me because I know that this is going to make this a better community, a better society and a better country,” he said.Minister Paulwell informed that the centre will operate as a community access point with full Wi-Fi capabilities.“So now you can bring your own devices. The Government has removed duties on computers and smart phones so you bring them and log on to the world of the internet,” he noted.The Airy Castle facility comprises 16 new computers, a server, local area network, printers, furniture, projection equipment, power support, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.Chief Executive Officer of the USF, Hugh Cross, encouraged students and community members to take ownership of the facility and ensure its proper use, and to guard the equipment provided.“So, you don’t have to go to Morant Bay anymore. You can pay your bills, transact business and even apply for your American visa.  I’m encouraging you to use it and to encourage your other community members to use it and use it wisely,” he urged. RelatedPortmore Cleanup Project Hailed as a Success RelatedODPEM Holds Disaster Awareness Sessions in Hanover RelatedKidney Support Foundation and Blind Society to Benefit from Tag Drive Story HighlightsA 16-unit computer centre, complete with full internet access, has been established in the Community of Airy Castle in rural St. Thomas.The facility, set up through the Universal Service Fund (USF) at a cost of $3.8 million, will provide easier access to internet service for residents, and enable students to carry out research for school.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who spoke at the official opening of the Airy Castle Community Computer Centre on November 13, said that Government is ensuring that all Jamaicans have access to information technology.center_img Airy Castle Community gets $3.8m Computer Centre CommunityNovember 15, 2014Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more

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HSE’s Health Protection Centre confirmed 3 flu-related deaths

first_img Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews A leading health expert says it’s only the third time in 20 years that the flu season started in November.Yesterday the HSE’s Health Protection Centre confirmed 3 flu-related deaths while 324 people have been admitted to hospital.12 of those were admitted to intensive care units.Also, some children with cancer have had their chemotherapy treatment delayed due to an increase in the number presenting to emergency departments with the flu or winter vomiting bug.Dr.Kevin Kelleher, from the HSE. says infection rates can be cut if people stick to some simple rules.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/flusat10-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous article‘Fines should be considered for not wearing hi-vis clothing’ – CrossanNext articleJohnson insists UK will leave by end of next month News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA HSE’s Health Protection Centre confirmed 3 flu-related deaths Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – December 14, 2019 last_img read more

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Lidl opts for Orbcomm for hi-tech temperature-monitoring on its trucks

first_img Orbcomm is to provide discount supermarket Lidl with temperature-monitoring across its transport network, which numbers more than 400 reefer trucks.“By providing insight, alerts and systems integration, we are helping Lidl UK to gain real-time visibility,” said Orbcomm chief Marc Eisenberg.“And in so doing, reduce operational risk, ensure regulatory compliance and improve customer service.”Included in the solution is device management and data integration into third-party transport management systems. Furthermore, Lidl’s fleet will also be equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) automatic temperature-detection systems that can monitor and set variations and tolerances on the cargo.A spokesperson told The Coolstar alerts could be sent to drivers, back office or customers, who would also have controls to remotely set or alter temperatures, and initiate a defrost.When asked if the cost of IoT technology was prohibitive for smaller potential customers, the spokesperson said: “On-the-road trailer temperature management and monitoring have been available for some time and the cost of this technology is not an issue for operators.“A significant number of our customers are from the food service industry, and these are primarily smaller, local fleets. And the cost can be on a per-month fee or a hardware cost upfront basis, which does equate to a lower per month fee.”Alongside Lidl, Orbcomm boasts several food retailers and supermarkets among its client base, including Gregg’s and Spar in the UK, and Walmart in the US.And the tech provider has plans for new developments in improving cool chain transport operations.“An interesting development is temporary, trip-based cold chain tracking for trailers and containers with the CT 3000 series,” continued the spokesperson. “The CT 3100 allows for temporary installation for monitoring assets on a trip, a vessel or at a terminal.” © Mirco Vacca center_img By Alexander Whiteman 26/03/2019last_img read more

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