FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:education week, fortis tci, Winners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – Six winners were announced today by FortisTCI after three days of super-duper demonstrations of student wit in these islands. Gaining first place in the Creative Arts competition was Raymond Gardiner High of North Caicos; Graphic Arts competition was won by Holy Family Academy; Primary school science quiz, Ona Glinton of Grand Turk took first; British West Indies Collegiate took the High School science quiz showdown getting first; Primary school Science project winner was Iris Stubbs of South Caicos and High school winner for the science project was Maranatha Academy. Congratulations to all of the participants! TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Amazing Science Ideas & Solutions at FortisTCI Science Fairlast_img read more

Veteran amputee plans to run 31 marathons in 31 days

first_img(WSVN) – A wounded warrior is inspiring people with his plan to run a marathon a day, every day until Veterans Day.Rob Jones, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2010, is using his bionic legs to raise a million dollars for three veteran charities.In 2014 he became a Bronze Paraolympic and cycled cross country to raise money for vets.“The main reason I’m doing it is, I’m trying to put a different spin on people’s perspectives,” said Jones, “so instead of seeing a tragedy or a hardship as something that’s blocking you or is a hindrance to your success, I’m trying to get it out there that you should see that as a tool in your tool belt.”Jones is now going to participate in 31 marathons, in 31 cities in 31 days to not only raise awareness in veteran suicide rates, but to lift spirits as well.His month long marathons began in London on Thursday, followed by Boston, Toronto and eventually cross-country ending in Washington D.C. on Veterans Day.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Best Milky Way map yet confirms our galaxy is warped and twisted

first_imgOriginally published 11:00 a.m. PTUpdated Aug 5, 3:33 p.m. PT 5 Photos Tags The new research follows a study Nature Astronomy published in February. That study looked at 1,339 Cepheids and created one of the most comprehensive 3D maps of the Milky Way, which showed that our home galaxy is twisted at its edges. It also used a slightly different data set, specifically looking at stars from one of NASA’s telescopes known as the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).The two studies show very similar results, particularly in regard to the strange nature of the Milky Way’s warped edges. However, there are still questions about that phenomenon.Richard de Grijs, an astronomer at Macquarie University and co-author on the Nature Astronomy study, said that both the previous study and the new study rely on Cepheids that sit on our side of the Milky Way.”A key question would be whether there is a similar, possibly opposite warp [on the other side] too,” he said.If we could analyze that other side, we’d have a clearer picture of how the Milky Way’s strange warped edges came to be. Was it because of a merger with a smaller galaxy? Or because of gravitational effects? Skowron doesn’t believe that seeing the other side will dramatically increase the number of Cepheids they find. Projects like the European Space Agency’s Gaia, which continues to survey the entire Milky Way, may provide a more concrete answer.Skowron notes that future projects will look at the older population of stars but also take into account another type of pulsing star found in the galaxy — the RR Lyrae. These elderly stars are from a time much earlier in the Milky Way’s life cycle, so they would provide another method to map the galaxy. Did explosion spawn Milky Way’s youngest black hole? (pictures) NASA releases magnificent new images of the Milky Way The Milky Way devoured a smaller galaxy 10 billion years ago How a collision with a dark dwarf galaxy may have shaped the Milky Way 0center_img Related stories Top views of the Milky Way show simulated data (left) and the observed positions of the Cepheids. J. Skowron/OGLE/Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw We don’t have a GPS system for our “warped and twisted” galaxy so astronomers have to get crafty when it comes to pinpointing our location among the stars and creating maps of the Milky Way. We’ve seen epic cosmic cartography before, thanks to the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft. And now astronomers from the US and Europe have put together a new 3D model of the galaxy based on the distance between stars.Each colored point relates to a star in the Milky Way. The sun is designated by the spiked yellow circle.  J. Skowron/OGLE/Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw The research, published Thursday in the journal Science, draws on a population of stars known as the Cepheids, which are pulsing, massive, young stars that shine brighter than the sun. Using data from the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE), a sky survey run by the University of Warsaw out of Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, astronomers were able to pick out 2,431 of the Cepheids through the thick gas and dust of the Milky Way and use them to make a map of the galaxy.Dorota Skowron, lead author on the study and astronomer with Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, says the OGLE project observed the galactic disk of the Milky Way for six years, taking 206,726 images of the sky containing 1,055,030,021 stars. Within, they found the population of Cepheids, which are particularly useful for plotting a map because their brightness fluctuates over time.This allows scientists to observe how bright the star is in reality versus how bright it looks to us from Earth. The difference between these can tell us how far away a star might be from our sun.Using that fluctuation, the team produced a 3D model of the galaxy, confirming work that previously demonstrated the galaxy was flared at its edges. They were also able to determine the age of the Cepheid population, with younger stars located closer to the center of the galactic disk and older stars positioned farther away, near the edge.By simulating star formation in the early Milky Way, the team showed how the galaxy might have evolved over the last 175 million years, with bursts of star formation in the spiral arms resulting in the current distribution of Cepheids ranging from 20 million to 260 million years old.”We hope that our paper will be a very good starting point for more sophisticated modeling of the Galaxy’s past,” says Skowron. “Our Cepheids are a great testbed for checking the reliability of such models.” null Share your voice Sci-Techlast_img read more

Kashmir Only a handful students show up for school

first_imgIn Srinagar, fraction of schools and all government offices were working today. After two weeks of a security lockdown to avoid trouble over the decision of the centre to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two Union Territories. But while teachers and staff showed up in most of these schools, students didn’t. Shahid Iqbal, the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar had said that, only 196 primary schools of 900 in Srinagar would reopen today. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us “We have opened schools only in some areas after reviewing security there. We appeal to parents to send their children wherever schools have been reopened. Security is our responsibility,” He said. As per sources, many of the schools had their gates shut after opening in the morning. “Some staff and teachers came, but students never did,” said the employee of a well-known school in the heart of Srinagar. Reports have said that, only Police Public School at Bemina and a few Kendriya Vidyalayas saw a handful of students.last_img read more

Indywoods Billionaires Club 50 tycoons from 100 countries to attend Sohan Roys

first_imgIndywood CEO Sohan RoyPR HandoutA grand meet of movers and shakers from over 100 countries will be held as a part of Indywood Film Carnival, a flagship event organised by Indywood. The event is expected to give a fresh impetus in boosting foreign direct investment in entertainment sector in the country.UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Indywood which is being promoted by 2,000 Indian billionaires and corporates. Indywood Film Carnival, positioned as one of the largest film-based events in the world, will be held at Hyderabad-based Ramoji Film City, the largest film studio in the world, from December 1 to 4.Over 50 billionaires of Indian origin and over 400 investors from across the globe will attend the inauguration of Billionaires Club on December 1 at Lime Light Open Air Auditorium from 7 pm to 9 pm.Billion Dollar clubCommenting on Billionaires Club, Sohan Roy who is also the Founder Director of Indywood highlighted that Billionaires Club is a novel initiative to attract tycoons, investors and corporates from across the world to the entertainment industry in India.”Opportunities galore in entertainment sector especially movies, animation and graphics. The Indian Film Industry according to a report prepared by Deloitte-Indywood is expected to grow at 11 percent CAGR reaching USD 3.7 billion by 2020. In the coming years, the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. Billionaires Club is a new step in this direction to educate movers and shakers about the vast opportunities in the sector and how it can be tapped effectively,” he said.1,000 movies in 5 yearsSohan Roy, Director of Hollywood movie Dam999, announced that Indywood consortium will produce 1,000 movies in the next five years and many of the mega film projects would be produced by renowned billionaires and investors.Big numbers, less revenue”The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced with around 1,500 to 2,000 films produced every year in more than 20 languages. Despite a large number of films produced, the Indian Film industry’s gross realisation has been substantially lower than its global counterparts,” added Sohan, who is the Chairman and CEO of UAE headquartered Aries Group, a multinational conglomerate with 45 companies having a presence in 15 countries across the world.Indywood impactBR Shetty, Chairman of BRS Ventures and Founder of NMC Group, had earlier announced the Rs 1,000 crore Mahabharatha project.World of CinemaThe four-day Indywood Film carnival will comprise of 15 major events and will showcase 250 movies from 100 countries, including 75 red carpet screenings as part of its film festival segment. The mega event is also expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5,000 trade delegates, 500-plus potential investors and 2,500-plus Indywood Talent Hunt finalists.The conference sessions will include Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet & Networking Events, Product and Project launches, Film Tourism, Investors Meet, Media Interactions, Conferences and Panel Discussions, Workshops and Seminars and Film Business Quiz.last_img read more

Galveston Already Feeling Harvey

first_imgGalveston Strand today #Harvey pic.twitter.com/KuuhEtOPow— Samantha Ketterer (@sam_kett) August 25, 2017 First rain bans from #hurricane Harvey, live weather report from your Gulf Coast Weather Authority. @Fox26Houston pic.twitter.com/UXDI1qkf1b— Todd Smith (@vphotopro) August 25, 2017 Jeryl Bier on Twitter/@JerylBierA photo of light traffic in Galveston as Harvey moves in..@mikebettes Streaming cam from Galveston, Texas as Hurricane #Harvey approaches the coast. #t… https://t.co/1HovQCxXeo— Archangel Michael ✟ (@AlecHagel) August 25, 2017 Still a remarkable amount of traffic in Galveston, TX, as Hurricane Harvey moves in. pic.twitter.com/TO2SpB0TFl— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) August 25, 2017 Live from the #Galveston Seawall. #Harvey https://t.co/bNcZCtJ79p— Galveston.com (@GalvestonCom) August 25, 2017 Share Things you don’t think about in a hurricane: billboards have to come down. #Harvey pic.twitter.com/ukN81ZHxkt— Danny Surman (@DanielSurman) August 25, 2017last_img read more

WATCH Winter Storm Threatens To Dump Ice Snow Across South

first_img Share Brutal winter weather that’s brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across areas of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation.The National Weather Service said a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected Wednesday mainly along the Atlantic seaboard from Florida to North Carolina. It warned that icy roads and low visibility could make driving treacherous across the region.Twitter via @quack1612A winter hurricane or “bomb cyclone” is expected to hit the east coastIn Savannah, a coastal city that hasn’t seen measurable snowfall since February 2010, up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and sleet were forecast. As city officials filled dump trucks with sand to spread on major streets, Mayor Eddie DeLoach urged residents to stay home and keep off the roads.“The streets will be slick,” DeLoach told a news conference Tuesday. “We could have some serious issues for folks who aren’t used to driving in this kind of weather.”Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for 28 counties because of the frigid weather.The weather service said up to an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow could fall as far south as Tallahassee, Florida. Snow began falling in Tallahassee early Wednesday — a rare occurrence in the Florida city. Accumulation of 3 to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) was possible in eastern North Carolina.In central Florida, the state’s largest theme parks announced that water attractions such as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay and SeaWorld’s Aquatica were closed Wednesday because of the cold snap.In Brunswick, Georgia, on the Atlantic coast, law enforcement agencies reported freezing rain and ice on bridges early Wednesday in south Georgia as a winter storm revved up along the East Coast. Brunswick police reported on their official Twitter account that area bridges had begun to ice up.The icy conditions also were hampering early morning travel in Florida, as authorities were forced to shut a stretch of Interstate 10 east of Tallahassee.In other parts of the U.S., dangerously cold temperatures have been blamed for at least a dozen deaths as well as freezing a water tower in Iowa and halting ferry service in New York.The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England.Indianapolis early Tuesday tied a record low of minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit (-24 Celsius) for Jan. 2 set in 1887, leading Indianapolis Public Schools to cancel classes. And the northwest Indiana city of Lafayette got down to minus 19 (-28 Celsius), shattering the previous record of minus 5 (-21 Celsius) for the date, set in 1979, the National Weather Service said. After residents there began complaining of a hum, Duke Energy said it was caused by extra power surging through utility lines to meet electricity demands.“The temperatures are certainly extreme, but we’ve seen colder,” said Joseph Nield, a meteorologist in Indianapolis, noting that the all-time low temperature in Indiana was minus 36 (-38 Celsius) in 1994.Nevertheless, the cold is nothing to trifle with, forecasters warned.With Chicago-area wind chills expected between -35 and -20 degrees (-37 and -29 Celsius), forecasters warned of frost bite and hypothermia risks and urged residents to take precautions, including dressing in layers, wearing a hat and gloves, covering exposed skin and bringing pets indoors.Atlanta hospitals were seeing a surge in emergency room visits for hypothermia and other ailments as temperatures plunge well below freezing. The temperature in Atlanta fell to 13 degrees (-11 Celsius) before dawn on Tuesday.“We have a group of patients who are coming in off the street who are looking to escape the cold — we have dozens and dozens of those every day,” said Dr. Brooks Moore, associate medical director in the emergency department of Grady Health System, which operates Georgia’s largest hospital in Atlanta.Warming shelters were opened across the South as freeze watches and warnings blanketed the region, including hard freeze warnings for much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.Plunging temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state. In the central Texas city of Abilene, the local police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours.In New York, transportation officials suspended the Newburgh-Beacon commuter ferry service on Tuesday because of icy conditions on the Hudson River. Just north, the city of Poughkeepsie saw a record-breaking low of minus 10 degrees (-12 Celsius) on New Year’s Day.In Savannah, where January’s average high is 60 degrees (16 Celsius), the temperature hovered at 30 (-1 Celsius) at noon Tuesday, cold enough for icicles to dangle from the ornate wrought-iron fountain in Forsyth Park at the edge of the city’s downtown historic district.“I’ve never seen icicles in Savannah, period,” said Sean Dempsey, a local restaurant manager who wore a hat, gloves and a thick coat to walk his dogs Tuesday. “I’m pretty sure last year at New Year’s lots of families were in the park playing catch, Frisbee football and stuff like that.”Making the most of the South’s bitter cold snap, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offered discounted tickets for those willing to brave the cold to see polar bears frolic in their kind of weather, along with Arctic foxes and elk. Nonetheless, African elephants, lions and gorillas were being sheltered out of public view because of the dangerously low temperatures.last_img read more

Spontaneous wave function collapse can suppress acoustic Schrodinger cat states

first_img © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Spontaneous wave function collapse can suppress acoustic Schrodinger cat states (2014, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-spontaneous-function-collapse-suppress-acoustic.html “Different people emphasize different concerns about Cats,” Lajos Diósi, a physicist the Wigner Research Center for Physics in Budapest, Hungary, told Phys.org. “Some people emphasize different ones at different times. So, allow me to pick up two arguments. Penrose (in my words): A Cat implies superposition of macroscopically different space-times, making physical time elusive. Myself: If we measure a Cat state a la von Neumann (why not?), then the collapse will macroscopically violate many conservation laws.”To address such problems, Diósi has expanded upon a model in which gravity-related spontaneous wave function collapses can suppress Schrödinger cat states, forcing them to take on only one value. Diósi’s paper on suppressing cat states is published in a recent issue of the New Journal of Physics.Several years ago, Diósi and Sir Roger Penrose each independently derived a model which can cause the spontaneous collapse of a cat state. This model came to be known as the DP model. According to the model, the measure of “catness” can be quantified as the difference between the two gravitational fields corresponding to the two states that make up a cat state. The greater the catness, the shorter the cat state’s decay time. Traditionally, the DP model is applied to single macroscopic degrees of freedom, such as the center of mass of a macroscopic object. In the new paper, Diósi has for the first time derived the DP model for the acoustic degree of freedom of a macroscopic object. Basically, he shows that macroscopic excitations, or sound waves, vibrating inside a macroscopic object such as a large rock will spontaneously decohere, meaning any acoustic cat states will collapse. The findings open up new perspectives on the concept of macroscopic superposition.”Spontaneous models are usually thought to influence bodies under extreme isolated conditions [at very cold temperatures],” Diósi said. “I discussed the possibility that the DP model might be significant in common phenomena. I don’t mean a directly testable effect in acoustic waves, I mean a first step toward a theoretical search for parametric regimes where spontaneous collapse acts in the common matter of a common state.” Micro-macro entangled ‘cat states’ could one day test quantum gravity Explore further Schrödinger’s cat: a cat, a flask of poison, and a radioactive source are placed in a sealed box. If an internal monitor detects radioactivity (i.e. a single atom decaying), the flask is shattered, releasing the poison that kills the cat. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics implies that after a while, the cat is simultaneously alive and dead. Yet, when one looks in the box, one sees the cat either alive or dead, not both alive and dead. This poses the question of when exactly quantum superposition ends and reality collapses into one possibility or the other. Credit: Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0center_img Journal information: New Journal of Physics (Phys.org) —Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment in which a cat hidden in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time demonstrates the concept of superposition on the macroscopic scale. However, the existence of such “cat states” (or simply “Cats”) would be problematic in reality, as cat states not only go against common sense, but also pose problems for understanding gravity and spacetime. More information: Lajos Diósi. “Gravity-related spontaneous wave function collapse in bulk matter.” New Journal of Physics. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/10/105006 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

This Crazy HighTech Billboard Does More Than Just Display Ads

first_img 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 8, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.center_img Ad campaigns can be tricky. You can never be entirely sure what will go viral, while something well-intentioned can turn quickly controversial. But Peru’s University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) has developed a billboard with a message that most people can get behind.In partnership with advertising agency FCB Mayo, an air-cleaning billboard was placed at the building site of the university’s new campus. Lima, if you weren’t aware, is a city noted for significant air pollution.Yes, you read that right. It’s a billboard that filters dirty air and emits purified oxygen. In a city with poor air quality. And it gets even better.When it comes to producing clean oxygen, the billboard is reportedly as powerful as 1,200 trees, producing 100,000 cubic meters of purified air. The technology works by taking in the polluted air, pulling it through a water filtration system and releasing clean air that reaches up to a five-block radius. And this isn’t the first time UTEC has made an environmental statement in this way.  Last year, the University and ad agency worked together to build another billboard that yielded “thousands of liters” of safe drinking water through the work of humidity-catching generators and air filters. If the technology proves successful in Lima, perhaps it could make an even wider impact in urban environments and highways all over the world. Check out the video below:What crazy apps and gadgets have you come across lately? Let us know by emailing us at FarOutTech@entrepreneur.com or by telling us in the comments below. Register Now »last_img read more

5 fun things to do with your family on a cold weekend

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 1- Scrabble or any other board games: Yes, it’s simple and there’s no cost involved. Pass the time with plenty of laughter as you enjoy the challenge with your family.2-  Pyjama day: Why bother getting dressed if you’re planning to stay inside all day? (Provided of course you’re not expecting any visitors!) Do nothing but relax in your PJs. Gather some blankets, round up some good reading material or simply plonk yourself down in front of the TV. You can just lounge around in bed if there’s a telly in your room.3- Video games: Anyone into gaming probably doesn’t need a snow day excuse to play, but a day stuck inside provides a wonderful opportunity for a video game marathon. Or involve the kids and do Wii competitions or learn games on your tablet or computer. 4- Popcorn and movies: It’s an ideal time to spend with the family, getting cosy and enjoying a good comedy.5- Make something: Get creative and make something with your hands. Crafts can be super simple, like paper crafting, to more skilled things like knitting, sewing and jewellery making.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Give Your Car Its Very Own Set of Eyes With This High

first_imgDetails & RequirementsVideo resolution: 1920 x 1080Current frequency: 50Hz / 60HzBattery capacity: 600mAhBuilt-in microphoneMemory card: TF up to 32GB (not included)Screen: 2.7″ LTPS TFT LCDCMOS image sensorInterface: USB port, TF card slot, HDMI port Looking for a dashboard camera, but not sure where to start? Do the prices look too steep to get one for yourself? With this High Definition Dash Cam, you can now get an extra set of eyes for the road with a 59%, limited time discount. Dashboard cameras are also known as dash cams or car cameras, helping you to not only keep an extra eye on the road but also to record memorable trips. They are becoming increasingly popular, but that also means the prices are going higher than ever before too.Head over to Wccftech Deals and get this High Definition Dash Cam with a built-in microphone and video resolution of 1920 x 1080. This package deal gets you both the HD Dash Cam and a suction holder for just $24. For more details, visit this deals page.59% discount on “High Definition Dash Cam”Keep an extra eye on the road with this easily mounted, HD dash cam. With a 4x digital zoom, motion detection, and infrared night vision, this camera will be your expert witness in a fender bender, or just help you record a particularly memorable drive. Recording in 1080p HD video, this camera is bound to make every road trip just a bit safer. IncludesHD cameraSuction holderThis product ships internationally.Original value: $59.99 | Wccftech Deals: $24 at 59% discountcenter_img Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Plane loses wheel landing in Vienna no one hurt

first_img Sponsored Stories VIENNA (AP) – A passenger aircraft with 80 people on board has landed safely despite losing a wheel after touching down in Vienna.Austrian Airlines officials say the Bombardier aircraft lost one of two right-side wheels while landing Monday afternoon. They say none of the 76 passengers or four crew members were hurt or in danger during landing.The Vienna-bound flight originated from Florence, Italy. Other scheduled landings were delayed until the aircraft was removed from the runway. Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helpcenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The vital role family plays in society Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How men can have a healthy 2019 The plane is being inspected for clues as to what caused the mishap.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Tragically even in the best run attractions fatal accidents can and d

first_imgDr David Beirman, Senior Lecturer, University of Technology-SydneyTragically, even in the best run attractions fatal accidents can and do occurArdent Leisure, the company which owns Dreamworld, has felt the blowtorch of public scrutiny since the Thunder River Rapid ride tragedy, resulting in the deaths of four visitors. In one of the more embarrassing revelations at the press conference the company held, Ardent CEO Deborah Thomas said she had not called the families of victims because Ardent “didn’t know how to contact them”.In any crisis event which results in loss of life, making contact with victims and their families should be a top priority. This is one of the “ten commandments” in dealing with a crisis event, set out by one of Australia’s most respected experts Sandy Hollway.After being chief organiser at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Hollway has been appointed to a number of positions including overseeing Canberra’s recovery from bushfires in 2003 to being in charge of the recovery of North Queensland in 2006 following Cyclone Larry, which devastated much of far North Queensland.Hollway summarised his approach to recovering after a crisis in a 2007 speech to the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Tourism Forum. It included benchmarks relevant to all tourism businesses and destinations seeking to restore their reputation following a crisis event. He said there should be:Collaboration between the private sector and the public sectorDedicated machinery and resources devoted to recovery, within agreed time limitsIn the case of destination recovery, all tiers of government should be involvedRapid response, especially in dealing with traditional and social mediaEngagement and support for the affected community, especially victimsPublic communications which are centralised, honest and informativeProper process with planned outcomesImportance should be placed on people more than budgetsStrategic and contingency planning to get ahead of the curveA focus on building back better.Ardent Leisure owns many tourist attractions in Australia and other countries. It is not naive about risk management.In 2012 the company won the Risk Management Advancer award for its commitment to risk management practice.Legal requirements under occupational health and safety laws require public tourist attractions to observe strictly enforced protocols for the safety of all rides used by the public.Tragically, even in the best run attractions fatal accidents can and do occur. This places operators in crisis mode.Based on Hollway’s “ten commandments,” Ardent Leisure clearly has much to learn to rapidly restore its reputation as a family friendly and safe tourist attraction.The Thunder River Rapid ride tragedy has exposed tensions between Ardent’s management and its workers which is potentially toxic when the company needs to demonstrate a united front in response to the tragedy. Although the the Gold Coast local government is supportive of Dreamworld, there are some suggestions that communications between the Council and local government could be improved.Ardent Leisure also appears to be in desperate need of a crash course on crisis communications. You can sympathise with the intense pressures placed on Adent’s CEO in dealing with an emotive and unexpected disaster, however a crisis event of this sort requires leadership and control.There is no legitimate excuse for failing to contact the immediate families of the victims. Whether the crisis results from a plane crash, hotel fire or a natural disaster, all tourism related businesses should know victims come first.The impact of the Dreamworld tragedy extends beyond its impact on a single attraction. As Daniel Geshwind, head of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council pointed out, the Dreamworld tragedy impacts on the reputation of family friendly safety for the entire Gold Coast tourism industry and all attractions. This has been recognised by the Queensland government, which is determined to ensure Dreamworld remains closed until there has been a full investigation of the incident.Crisis management is one of the world’s fastest growing fields in management and specifically, tourism management research and teaching. Queensland universities and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council have played a leading role in advancing crisis management skills in the tourism industry in the Australian state which is most economically reliant on tourism. As the UN World Tourism Organisation has recognised for some years, crisis management is an essential skill for all tourism businesses. The ConversationSource = Dr David Beirman Ph.D – The Conversationlast_img read more

Paphos bursting with music events

first_img“I frequently hear people say there is not much going on in Paphos,” says Andrew Oliver, the president of the Paphos Music Lovers Association, ”and that the big venues seem underused. In fact, there are up to 40 great cultural events in Paphos every month.”On a mission to showcase Paphos’ cultural life, the Paphos Music Lovers Association helps promote musical events and organise recitals – and indeed, when you look into it, there appears to be plenty going on in the west coast. Over 20 performances are planned to take place in Paphos in the month of July, and chances are that plenty more will follow. It’s finding them and staying up to date that can sometimes be tricky. This is where the Association comes in, as their website and newsletter updates weekly.Having a look at the musical agenda, there’s a wide range of events coming up and what’s more exciting is how different they all are. There’s an organ recital, a Latin-jazz blend, a punk rock band and tribute acts, all in the same month.As there’s a lot to look forward to, Andrew Oliver shared which performances he’s most excited about: “Having myself worked as a tribute act and performed pop/rock in pubs worldwide, I have great admiration for the numerous musicians working in those areas. Now, in retirement, I indulge my love for classical and jazz music. We are so fortunate to have many world-class musicians in Cyprus prepared to perform for us in Paphos.In July, standout shows for me include the following: the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra and Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, who are presenting a Russian Night on July 3; top singer Anastasia Maximova (mezzo-soprano) performing with Gürhan Nuray (cello) and Despina Constantinou (piano) on July 10; and Tina Chester (soprano) and Polis Charalambous (classical guitar and keyboard) performing a mixed programme, including dancers, on July 11. On the jazz side, these are not to be missed: Macumba playing jazz world music on July 4, the Marios Toumbas Quartet on July 21 and the Power of The Jazz Piano Trio on July 26, all appearing at the wonderful Technopolis 20 Garden in Paphos.”After the huge success of Pafos2017, which proved – as Andrew asserts – that the people of Paphos can organise memorable events, and the public will respond and attend in large numbers, the Association has vowed to promote culture for all in Paphos and show that life in Paphos is vibrant. Music in PaphosLive music nights in Paphos, from tribute acts and jazz trios to an organ recital. July 2019. More information on: www.paphosmusiclovers.comYou May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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