UK companies sought to join InnoTrans 2020 start-ups festival

first_imgUK: Not-for-profit networking and development organisation the Rail Innovation Group is seeking recently-founded companies to join a Start-Up Festival to take place at the InnoTrans 2020 trade show in Berlin in September.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The start-up recruitment campaign was launched in London on January 27.RIG launched the start-up recruitment drive in London on January 27 at an event attended by Business, Enterprise, Innovation & Skills Minister Nadhim Zahawi.Entitled ‘Start Up Rail: Unleashing UK Start-Up Culture’, the national tour is intended to discover the most promising UK start-ups to bring to InnoTrans 2020. Recruitment events are planned in Liverpool, Glasgow, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast and on the south coast to engage with digital suppliers which may not currently be considering the rail market.RIG says that Start Up Rail builds on the government’s ambitions to promote the UK technology sector’s role in fighting climate change and increasing exports, as well as its Rail Sector Deal commitments to harness the innovation of small suppliers.RIG hopes to target a wider community which is ‘not part of the traditional rail supply chain’, broadening the experience and talent pool available to the national rail industry.‘There are a huge number of exciting opportunities across the sector as we look ahead to InnoTrans 2020’, Zahawi said. ‘The Start Up Rail programme will help to unleash the potential of UK tech communities to meet national challenges and promote global opportunities for even the newest UK businesses.’‘As the founder of a start-up company in Bristol, the Start Up Rail programme has been invaluable to us in discovering the scale of routes into the rail sector’, added Emily Kent, founder of intelligent video software specialist One Big Circle Ltd. ‘The national tour will have a definite impact on the tech communities given the opportunity to engage with the rail market from their own locations.’‘I’m always impressed by the commitment of the rail sector to embrace new technological approaches’, emphasised Liam Henderson, Chair of RIG. ‘Start Up Rail is our way of showing this energy to small companies across the country, keen to see their businesses thrive on a national and international stage. We’re truly encouraged by the approaches we’ve had from stakeholders and welcome new partnerships across industry.’last_img read more

Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 115 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018 by: – July 23, 2018 Share Rotary Club of Dominica Board of Directors & Committee Chairs 2018/2019(Press Release) Rotary Club of Dominica Investiture Ceremony 2018. June 30, 2018Garraway Hotel“Be the Inspiration”. The Rotary Club of Dominica, held its 44th Investiture Ceremony at the Garraway Hotel on June 30, 2018, where outgoing President Mr. Aylmer Irish handed over the gavel and reigns of presidency to incoming President, Mr. Cecil Shillingford. Outgoing President Aylmer Irish highlighted the most challenging rotary year in the club’s history in which the island was hit by a catastrophic hurricane. In the true spirit of Rotary’s motto “Service above Self” Immediate Past President Aylmer received tremendous unwavering support from members to respond to the plight of fellow Dominicans. Lobbying and the receipt of innumerable amounts of contributions from neighboring clubs in the region, international partners and supporting organizations, Rotary Club of Dominica was able to be the vehicle by which vulnerable Dominicans would be served with much needed food, water, clothing, medical supplies, shelter material, building material, tools among other items. Rotary Club of Dominica was also able to provide a number of local organizations with support, which included the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Grotto Home for the Aged and the Operation Youth Quake. Presently, the Club is receiving donations and is actively contributing towards recovery and rehabilitation efforts. Rotary Year 2018/2019 seeks to explore the theme “Be the Inspiration”. Incoming President Cecil Shillingford charged the club with the idea of getting their hands dirty.“As your new President, I just want to say to us all to prepare to dirty our hands and I am willing to be the inspiration. I have a passion for community work and assisting the less fortunate and post Maria there is a lot of that which needs to be addressed.” In his current capacity as Disaster Risk Management Consultant, President Cecil has committed to starting the job with a view to increasing rotary’s ability to be better prepared for disaster and the aftermath thereof. He believes that it is time for the Club to augment relief and early recovery efforts with Preparedness, Prevention, Mitigation, and Recovery to adverse events and Adaptation to Climate Change.” A Disaster committee has been formed, which will spearhead efforts to achieve the disaster preparedness goals of the new administration. President Cecil is also keenly interested in the restoration of Dominica’s rainforest. His aim is that every Rotarian would plant at least one tree. There are also plans for collaborating with sister clubs in French Guyana to embark upon a massive tree-planting program in Dominica.At the ceremony, Dr. Francis O. Severin, Orator for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, delivered the feature address. Dr. Severin encouraged Rotarians to note the meaningful nuance between the two phases to be An inspiration versus To be THE inspiration, as one suggests superiority, singularity and a dedicated courage and willingness to be and do what others may not readily be inclined to. He moved on to remind Rotarians that the effectiveness of the club and the extent to which one can be THE Inspiration is constrained by both individual and collective thoughts.Accompanying the installation of a new president, a New Board of Directors for 2018-2019 was installed:President: Cecil ShillingfordVice President – Annie EdwardsSecretary – Darin GrellPresident Elect 2019-2020 – Lima JervierSergeant-at-Arms – Dr. Fr. Reginald LaFelurCommittees Chairs:Service Projects – Grayson Stedman Jr.Rotary Foundation – Marvlyn BirminghamClub Membership – Roslyn SorhaindoPublic Relations – Delbert ParisYouth Services – Nigel ShillingfordClub Administration – Jermaine Jewel Jean-PierreDisaster Coordinator – Donalson FrederickThe President of the Commonwealth of Dominica and Mrs. Savarin, Justice Bernie Stephenson, Rotarians, Rotaractors, Partners in Service and Friends of Rotary graced the installation ceremony.last_img read more

Troubled Argentina plays Qatar to avoid Copa America exit

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Argentina’s Lionel Messi takes part in a practice session in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2019. Argentina will face Qatar on June 23 in a Copa America Group B soccer match. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — At risk of elimination, Argentina plays Qatar on Sunday to try to survive at the Copa America. The Asian champion doesn’t seem afraid to send Lionel Messi’s team back home.Messi and Argentina, once more struggling in an international tournament, have no choice but to beat Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Yankees get key hits off Astros’ gloves for 8th straight win Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIEScenter_img But the signs are troubling no matter where the Argentines look.Messi is still isolated, teamwork is nonexistent, midfielders are easily distracted, putting more pressure on defenders, and interim and inexperienced coach Lionel Scaloni keeps testing new formations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Midfielders Leandro Paredes and Giovani Lo Celso should be joined either by Guido Rodriguez or Marcos Acuna.Argentina does have some experience in playing at the limit in matches like the one on Sunday.Last year in the World Cup, with Argentina on the brink of elimination, the team beat Nigeria 2-1 in dramatic fashion to advance to the knockout stage.Qatar is led by Spanish coach Felix Sanchez, who knows Messi from his days at Barcelona, and has delivered two impressive performances.They climbed back from a 2-0 deficit against Paraguay, and lost to Colombia to a goal scored minutes before the final whistle.“We arrived with chances of going through,” Sanchez said. “It will be tremendously difficult because of the Argentina potential everybody knows.” A win at Porto Alegre’s Arena do Gremio will not even guarantee for Argentina a quarterfinal berth, as it will have to wait for other results. The top two in each group and the two best to finish third advance.Colombia has already qualified as top of Group B after two wins, and will face Paraguay, which has two points. Argentina and Qatar have one point each, but Qatar is ahead on tiebreakers. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP The last time Argentina crashed out of a Copa America group stage was in 1983.“It would be crazy not to advance when three teams are practically guaranteed in the next round,” Messi said drawing with Paraguay on Wednesday.But the five-time world player of the year says Argentina’s reality is different now.“We knew that it was not easy to come play Copa America, we were searching for a team, for a system,” Messi said. “Nowadays you don’t win because of the shirt anymore, and we have to do things well to get the three points.”There are still questions about Argentina’s starting lineup. Messi and Sergio Aguero are likely to play with Lautaro Martinez or Paulo Dybala, who has played zero minutes at the Copa America.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View commentslast_img read more