TCI Hospital resumes normal operations postHurricane Matthew

first_imgCheshire Hall Medical Centre:  +1 649 -941- 2800 Ext: 70201/70202Cockburn Town Medical Centre: +1 649 -941- 2900 Ext: 61302/60400 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. SMS Appointment notifications will be distributed to persons with affected appointments tomorrow morning. Please contact our Patient Services Department to reschedule if you do not receive an SMS update. Simply call the appointment number for the appropriate site below. The Outpatient Department and other scheduled clinics at both healthcare facilities will commence at 8:00am tomorrow, Thursday, October 6th, 2016. The Emergency Department remains open 24-hours as usual.  The effects of Hurricane Matthew on Turks and Caicos Islands has been minimal. TCI Hospital remains committed to ensuring the safety of patients and staff at all times. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, (Wednesday, October 5th, 2016) – The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital wishes to announce the resumption of normal operations at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre following the passage of Hurricane Matthew.last_img read more

Milner – Liverpool need to learn from Arsenal draw

first_imgJames Milner says Liverpool’s draw at Arsenal should be “a learning curve” for the Reds after they conceded a late equalizer on Saturday.Milner opened the scoring just after the hour-mark, but Arsenal fought back and equalized thanks to a goal by Alexandre Lacazette just eight minutes before full time.Liverpool extends their unbeaten start to the Premier League season after drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge and goalless at home to Manchester City.“[We are] very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal,” Milner told Liverpoolfc.com.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“To be 1-0 up in the second half and not see it out, we are disappointed; with the chances we created, we should have scored a few more goals.“It’s pleasing we are creating those chances, but we could have been a bit more ruthless and maybe not put as much pressure on ourselves not to concede to win the game.“This draw is different to Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn,” said Milner, who reached the milestone of 50 Premier League goals.“But you can see we are moving forward as a team and we are defending well together. Again, that’s another learning curve for us – to see those sorts of games out.”last_img read more

How is DOD Assessing the Risks Posed by Turbines Panel Asks

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR With the number of wind farm projects with the potential to interfere with military training and testing activities on the rise, the House Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee is eager to learn how the Defense Department assesses the risk to military missions posed by wind energy development.Defense officials have reached agreements over mitigation measures in a number of instances in which proposed wind farms were located close to installations, training ranges or low-level training routes, according to report language attached to the subcommittee’s portion of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.The panel said it is concerned, however, that some of those mitigations were negotiated before studies to determine the effect of the turbines on aircraft’s main and terrain-following radar were completed. In turn, the subcommittee directs DOD to report on the following:the science, standards, assumptions and criteria the department uses to assess the risks to military missions from wind farms;the proposed parameters and distances from training routes and ranges that are considered an acceptable risk;a review of the success of mitigation measures from past agreements, including their cost; andan analysis of feedback from installation commanders about the effectiveness of mitigation measures.On Wednesday, the Readiness Subcommittee approved its part of the annual defense policy legislation by voice vote in less than three minutes. Floor votes precluded Chairman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) from making opening remarks, but in a written statement he highlighted some of the issues addressed in the draft legislation, including language related to a future base closure round.“We have as a subcommittee prohibited the department from pursuing an additional BRAC round or any other effort aimed at locking in unwise force structure reductions during a time of accelerated transition and uncertainty over future troop presence in the Middle East,” Wittman wrote.“However, we do include a provision that tasks the department to conduct an assessment of where we may be overcapitalized in facilities so Congress can make informed decisions going forward,” he stated.last_img read more

Why Hasnt Samsungs Tizen Operating System Taken Off

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. November 21, 2014 This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Register Now » Samsung has made a lot of money selling smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system. So why is Samsung trying again (and again, and again) to build out a competing operating system?Android, which is open source, is free for Samsung to install on its Galaxy phones, Note mini-tablets, and other connected devices. It allows Samsung to outsource to Google the concerns of planning of future features, locking down security, and maintaining a marketplace, the Play Store, with more than 1.5 million apps. Best of all, it actually earns Samsung a cut of Google’s mobile advertising revenue.So why would Samsung bother with its own operating system? Because it can.Samsung has tried many times to launch a phone running Tizen, an open-source operating system it is co-developing with Intel. It has made many promises along the way, such as using the OS for its high-end flagship devices. This week, it revealed that it would instead chase low-end devices in emerging markets such as India—an acknowledgement that, despite its efforts, Tizen lacks traction. (Neither Samsung nor Google responded to requests for comment.)The technology community has long questioned the merits of the Tizen project. On one hand, the mobile devices market is largely dominated by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone and the BlackBerry OS trailing far behind. A strong third player would heighten competition and spur further innovation, and Samsung—a massively successful manufacturer of devices around the globe—is best positioned to be it.“If anyone can succeed at building that third ecosystem, it’s Samsung,” said Jeff Orr, senior practice director for mobile devices, content, and applications at ABI Research. “They make their own CPUs, modems, displays, software . . . it makes sense they would have a strategy to move away from Google, rather than locking themselves into something outside their own control.”On the other hand, previous operating systems (such as the ill-fated Palm OS) failed to disrupt an apparent duopoly. Less than five percent of smartphones around the world use operating systems that aren’t Android or iOS, according to estimates by IDC, the market research firm. Does the Korean electronics giant really think there’s room for one more?Consider the plight of Windows Phone. Microsoft, no mom-and-pop shop, has just 3 percent of the U.S. market and even less share globally. Or perhaps consider the mobile OS remainders bin: Palm, HP (after buying Palm), Nokia, BlackBerry, and a handful of others.So hitching oneself to Android seems sensible. Yet while Google’s operating system is free, it is far from without constraints. For Google’s own apps and its Play Store to come pre-installed on a phone, companies like Samsung must sign “Mobile Application Distribution Agreements” that dictate requirements that Google has for every Android phone and tablet that ships from its partners.Among them:Google will be the only search engine used on the device at all “access points” unless the owners themselves download alternatives.Google’s search bar will be at the top of the foremost home screen on the phone or tablet.A folder labeled “Google” containing a large number of Google’s apps and prominent placement of certain apps such as Gmail.Those agreements, according to a September report from The Information, are intended to enforce “consistency in the software experience by device makers.” Even before the newer agreements, there have been “frequent fights about” modifications, “particularly between Google and Samsung,” according to The Information.Other companies have grabbed Android’s open-source bits while avoiding Google’s demands. Among them: Amazon (for its Kindle Fire tablets and Fire phone) and the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi. Both technology companies offer versions of Android that look and feel different from Google’s unadulterated version, yet are close enough at their core that developers can easily convert their apps for use in the Amazon Appstore or Xiaomi’s MiMarket. In China, Xiaomi recently overtook Samsung by claiming 16 percent of the country’s smartphone market. In the U.S., Amazon’s Fire phone flopped.So far, Samsung has succeeded in differentiating its Galaxy phones, Note tablets, and other products from Android-based competitors. Daniel Gleeson, senior analyst with IHS Technology, believes Google’s bundling is not really harming Samsung. “Google is simply better than Samsung at building those apps, and of course they are apps that are widely known and loved by consumers. Samsung’s strength is in its hardware engineering, not its software,” Gleeson said.At the same time, Samsung has been pushing Tizen for use in other types of electronic devices such as cameras, watches, and refrigerators. The corporate market is also an option, says ABI Research’s Orr. Samsung has already made steps into enterprise security with its Knox and SAFE programs; it could conceivably work its way into the workplace where support for popular consumer apps is less of a concern and customization of the operating system is more highly valued.“For Samsung to boost development (it must) take Tizen to new devices, and hopefully own that space,” IHS Technology’s Gleeson said. “Samsung will need to provide some compelling use cases where Tizen can out-perform Android.”The clock is ticking. Samsung announced its lowest third-quarter operating profit in three years on Oct. 6, citing flagging sales of its top-end Galaxy phones, heavy marketing and price-cutting to fight the drop, and decreased component orders all around. What’s more, those results came before Apple launched its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones, which carry larger screens that were once Samsung’s sole purview and sold in record numbers.A budding Tizen could be a success if it proliferates on devices where Apple and Google aren’t as entrenched. Samsung’s challenge is that those areas seem to be rapidly disappearing. 6 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more