Sixth month drop in Fuel Factor Rate means lower power bills

first_img FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – The fuel factor rate has dropped again this month; FortisTCI reporting that it is the sixth consecutive month that the rate has shown a decrease. CEO Eddinton Powell agrees that, “the lower fuel factor, as a result of what is happening in the world market, is good for our customers who are seeing much-needed relief on their electricity bills.” A week after the nation learned from the Cabinet that Energy & Utilities Commissioner, Malike Cummings has completed his review of fuel costs in the country, Powell explains that “FortisTCI will continue to explore infrastructure development that would streamline and simplify our fuel supply chain which would reduce, on a long term basis, the cost of electricity to our customers.” During the opening of the Salt Cay power plant, Powell announced that FortisTCI had signed a contract to investigate the viability of its own fuel offloading rig. Related Items:drop, eddinton powell, fortis tci, fuel factor, power bill TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieveslast_img read more

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Homeless man arrested in slaying of Oceanside man

first_img KUSI Newsroom, October 22, 2018 Posted: October 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – A homeless man was arrested in connection with the slaying of a retiree two months ago in his Oceanside home, police said Monday.DNA evidence obtained from the scene of 77-year-old John Roth’s slaying in August led homicide detectives to identify 21-year-old Carey Lamont Reid Jr. as the perpetrator, Oceanside Police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Reid is known to be a transient who lives in Oceanside.Officers were called to the 500 block of North Coast Highway on Sunday for a person lying on the ground in a parking lot, Bussey said. Officers arrived, identified the man as Reid and took him into custody.Reid was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to jail records. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.The parking lot is located directly behind the residence where Roth was found dead, Bussey said.A back door was found open, but there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle at the couple’s home in the 500 block of North Tremont Street when Roth was found by his wife shortly before 7 a.m. on Aug. 14, Detective Erik Ellgard said.Roth had suffered severe trauma to his upper body, according to police, who have withheld the nature of the fatal wounds.Zui Pang, 41, had last seen her husband alive about 16 hours before she returned home, Ellgard said.Missing from the victim’s home were some of the couple’s possessions, including costume jewelry, a wooden jewelry box, an Asus laptop computer, an LG cellphone and Pang’s wedding ring.Four days later, an acquaintance of the victim found Pang’s stolen purse, photos of the couple and other personal effects of theirs dumped in an alley off North Ditmar Street, a few blocks from their home Homeless man arrested in slaying of Oceanside man Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Get the Most Out of Your Ad Network

first_imgDon’t Limit Yourself to One NetworkTo maximize results, publishers should consider working with multiple networks, says Derek Reisfield, chairman of BBN Networks Inc., a b-to-b ad network. “Some ad networks really approach it like moving volumes of inventory and see it as a commodity and not differentiated,” he adds. The less differentiated it is, the easier it sells, but at a lower price. “Some networks can package your inventory in a way that’s not a premium you get by selling directly, but at a premium to commodity type in the marketplace,” adds Reisfield. “You can get fairly good rates out of that, but it’s harder to sell volume so you probably need to build multiple layers of ad networks to maximize how you will serve those ads.”It’s also important to learn as much about where the ads will be served, as this has led to various problems across the industry. Some networks provide a reach of 400 to 500 sites, which can be valuable to advertisers looking to reach a mass audience. Others are on the smaller scale and provide exclusivity.CPMs vary wildly in the ad network arena. They can be as low as a few dollars and upwards from there. Complex Media’s CPMs start at $15 and go up depending on whether there are rich media units or other factors, Antoniello says. Some of BBN’s products have rates well in excess of three figures, according to Reisfield. Use It or Lose ItPublishers have to realize that an unused ad impression is a perishable asset. “As soon as that impression is served—if it’s not served with a purpose—it’s gone,” Reisfield says. “It’s like an airline seat—if you don’t board the plane, it’s gone. You may decide you don’t want to sell at x price, but that’s an asset and you need to do something with it.”There are several things a publisher can do to manage ad inventory that goes beyond just setting a price, Reisfield says, sticking with the airline analogy. “What the airlines do is very sophisticated at this point,” he says. “When you start understanding the different levers they can pull, you think about business in a different way.” Like airlines, publishers can boost inventory at times of peak demand, by increasing the number of impressions generated and increasing the CPM.What To AvoidThere are some potential pitfalls to avoid when choosing to participate in an ad network too. “Ad networks arbitrage inventory and data and compete head-to-head with your own direct sales efforts against the same client lists,” says Kirk McDonald, president of Time Inc. Digital. McDonald launched and oversees Time Axcess, a branded network solution offered by Time Inc.McDonald says some of the deals out there are flat-out bad for business. “For less sophisticated buys, that don’t put value on the brand associations and audience context, ad networks can seem like a good deal,” he says. “These buyers are missing the appreciation of audience in context and the emotive value inherent in advertising. This trend to push algorithms to answer complex media placement questions drives commoditization in digital display media. This is bad for publishers today and eventually bad for buyers tomorrow.”McDonald’s solution is to highlight the complementary relationship between the buying based on audiences and the buying based on placement and sponsorships. “It’s not an ‘either/or’, it is an ‘and’,” he says, “and publishers can and should provide both to their valued clients.”SIDEBARSemantic Ad TargetingThe new trend in online advertising is semantic targeting, which uses technology to understand in a broad and deep way the meaning and sentiment of text, according to James Oppenheim, chief marketing officer of tech firm Peer39, a specialist in this field. “We can go to a page of text and understand what the page is about on a very high level,” he says.The key to semantic targeting revolves around the basic principle that advertising does better when a message of advertising is in harmony with the content of the page. Oppenheim compares semantic targeting to contextual targeting, which he says is key-word-driven and -based, and therefore, limited. “Everyone has seen ads that have funny adjacencies,” he says, noting golf ads surrounding the Tiger Woods scandal, for example. “All of these challenges in the contextual arena negatively affect ad results. When advertisers have less than good results because of this, it drives CPMs down. You don’t have advertisers spending more for poorly targeted ads.” Oppenheim says semantically targeted ads command higher CPMs, have greater reach and deliver higher results. The ad network space is a confusing marketplace these days. While there’s much talk about the decline of ad networks and some are outright closing shop—Yahoo! recently shuttered its small-publisher ad network—still others are thriving. Now more than ever, publishers have to know how to maximize opportunities and avoid the pratfalls in this space.Ad networks are still a good choice for publishers looking to attract larger advertisers. They provide reach and scale that simply may not be attainable by the traditional means of a direct sale, especially for those looking to go beyond endemic categories. When getting started, ask to speak with four or five publishers involved in the ad network to gauge their experience, says Rich Antoniello, CEO of Complex Media, which has 39 publishers in its network. “If the network won’t provide that, don’t work with them,” he says. It’s also important to know which companies are involved in the network. “What other brands do you want to be rubbing shoulders with?” says Antoniello. “Other sites in the network will be representative of the quality and the way people will evaluate you.” Transparency in this space is critical and Antoniello warns against choosing a partner that is foremost a technology firm outsourcing the creative content.last_img read more

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FCC chairman addresses 5G safety concerns in letters to lawmakers

first_img Share your voice FCC 6 Mobile FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says lawmakers need not worry about 5G safety concerns.  / Getty Images FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to quell fears among lawmakers that 5G radios are dangerous to health. On Thursday, the chairman sent a series of letters to lawmakers in response to inquiries about health concerns related to 5G that been sent to him in the past couple of months. In each of the letters he said that the FCC places a “high priority on the safety of wireless services and devices.” He said the agency’s guidelines for RF exposure are derived from guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the industry group the IEEE and the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. “The FCC relies on the expertise of health and safety agencies and organizations with respect to appropriate levels of RF exposure,” he said. “These institutions have extensive experience and knowledge in RF-related issues and have spent a considerable amount of time evaluating published scientific studies that can inform appropriate exposure limits.”The response comes as concerns about the safety of 5G wireless technology has been increasing among lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Three Congressmen in the past two months have sent letters to the agency expressing their concerns about potential negative health effects due to exposure to radio frequencies used in delivering 5G wireless service. Representatives Andy Kim, a Democrat from New Jersey,  Thomas Suozzi, a Democrat from New York, and Peter Defazio, a Democrat from Oregon, say their constituents are worried that 5G radios, which are being deployed atop street lights every few blocks in many communities, may have negative effects that are still unknown. “Small cell towers are being installed in residential neighborhoods in close proximity to houses throughout my district,” said Rep. Suozzi in his letter. “I have heard instances of these antennae being installed on light poles directly outside the window of a young child’s bedroom. Rightly so, my constituents are worried that should this technology be proven hazardous in the future, the health of their families and value of their properties would be at serious risk.”5G, which refers to the fifth generation of cellular technology, is the next big thing in wireless technology and it’s been hailed as the foundation for other big trends like self-driving cars and streaming virtual reality.Unlike previous generations of wireless, 5G will require up to five times the amount of infrastructure as 3G or 4G deployments. The big promise of 5G — a massive leap in speed — requires the use of super high-frequency radio waves, called millimeter-wave spectrum, that are limited by range and obstructions like trees. The result is a network requiring radios on every city block, versus 4G gear that transmits signals over miles.What this means is that there could be nearly 800,000 of these so-called small cells deployed in the US between 2018 and 2026 to provide 5G, according to a study commissioned by the wireless industry trade group CTIA. In a separate report, CTIA estimates that roughly 323,000 cell sites were in service at the end of 2017.Rep. Kim said in his letter that the FCC noted that the agency has not updated its regulations regarding radiofrequency RF safety since 1996. He also pointed out that the current RF safety guidelines don’t account for the higher frequencies that 5G service uses or the fact that so many more radios are needed to achieve 5G service coverage. He asked the FCC to answer a series of questions about what research has been conducted as it relates to the safety of 5G.”Despite the close proximity to sensitive areas where these high-band cells will be installed, little research has been conducted to examine 5G safety,” he said. He added that the FCC has admitted that its guidelines need to be reassessed with respect to the use of newer wireless technologies. Rep. Defazio noted that the Government Accountability Office made a similar recommendation in 2012. “It is unacceptable that six years later the FCC still has not conducted a reassessment of its 1996 guidelines,” Defazio said in his letter.In his letters, Pai noted that the FCC has had an open proceeding to address updating its guidelines since 2013. And he assured the lawmakers the agency is working through the “voluminous” record to see if anything needs to be changed or updated. But he did not address specific concerns brought up in the letters. He also offered to bring congressional staff into the FCC’s testing facility in Columbia, Maryland so that they could “see and speak with our engineers and technicians as they operate the RF testing equipment.”Pai’s response is consistent with comments he made to the press in April. When asked about the issue during a press conference in April, Pai acknowledged that the nature of 5G “will be very different” than  4G, since it relies on small cells. But he said that the radios operate at much lower power than traditional cell sites. He added that “from that perspective, I am confident that in consultation with the FDA, which is the lead on this issue, that the technology will be safe.” Tags Commentslast_img read more

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WATCH Congress leader in Telangana gets into fist fight with local worker

first_imgEmbarrassing moments are piling up by the dozen for political parties as the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is just around the corner.The most recent incident took place on May 11, Saturday, in Telangana when Congress MP Hanumantha Rao got into a fight with a local Congress party leader, Nagesh Mudiraj, and their entire scuffle was filmed. Hanumantha Rao is a senior Congress leader in Telangana and also served as a Union minister. #WATCH Telangana: A scuffle broke out between Congress leaders V Hanumantha Rao and Nagesh Mudiraj during the protest by opposition parties today in Hyderabad against state govt over the issue of state board intermediate results. pic.twitter.com/lyUsD8ZDKU— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019They were allegedly fighting over the seating arrangement on the stage and the argument led to blows. The fight then escalated to such an extent that the duo began to drag each other off the stage and to the ground. They only stopped when other leaders came in between and physically put an end to the fight.The incident happened during a meeting organised by the Opposition parties to rally against the TRS government and the irregularities of the results of the state board examinations which led to the suicides of 22 students. The opposition parties included Telugu Desam Party, Left and Congress.The TRS government had set up a committee last month to look into the IT firm which was involved in the publication of the exam results. Many students had resorted to suicide after their intermediate exam results showed that they had failed the exams.last_img read more

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Man killed over Cumilla land dispute

first_imgA man who sustained injuries during a clash over land dispute at Chandsar village in Chandina upazila of Cumilla on Tuesday, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Shafiqul Islam, 45, son of late Ali Mia of the village.Locals said there was a long-standing dispute between five sons of Ali Mia and his neighbour Abdul Hakim’s four sons over a piece of land.The two sides locked into an altercation centering cutting down a tree branch on Tuesday morning.At one stage, sons of Abdul Hakim swooped on the Ali Mia’s family with sharp weapons, leaving Safiqul, Toufiq, Faruk and his wife Lily Begum critically injured.Among them, Safiqul was shifted to Dhaka as his condition deteriorated.Deceased’s elder brother Mamotaj Uddin lodged a murder case with Chandina Model police station, said Md Abul Faisal, officer-in-charge of the police station.Meanwhile, police arrested four people in this connection for interrogation, the OC added.last_img read more

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Harris County Commissioners Approve Funding For New Stormwater Basins

first_img X An example of an already-completed stormwater detention basin along Willow Waterhole in southwest HarrisHarris County Commissioners have approved more than $1 million to improve flood control. Much of the money will help build new ponds to hold stormwater along Houston-area bayous. One of them is a more than $500,000 project in the Inwood Forest area along White Oak Bayou. Another would be built along Little Cypress Creek in Northwestern Harris County, and another in Aldine near Greens Bayou is moving forward as well.Some of those areas had homes destroyed or damaged by Harvey, and while the county flood control district’s Karen Hastings says these projects were already in the works before the storm, they’re still an important tool for dealing with flooding.“We can widen and deepen bayous, but stormwater detention basins are equally important, and they’re becoming more and more important,” she says.That’s because development isn’t slowing down. The Little Cypress Creek basin is part of the district’s broader plan to tackle flooding in the newer parts of Houston’s sprawl.“Those are areas that are fast-developing, but there’s still room to build those kind of projects,” she says. “We’re not trying to retrofit existing bayous.”As these new projects take a step forward, the district says its immediate focus post-Harvey is on emergency repairs for damaged infrastructure and clearing debris from bayous and creeks. Listen Share 00:00 /01:05 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

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Texas Company Recalls Nearly 25 Tons Of Smoked Sausage Items

first_img Share tOrange.bizEddy Packing Co., a Texas company, has recalled nearly 25 tons (23 metric tons) of smoked sausage products due to possible plastic contamination.The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a statement Friday saying the recall involves products with packing dates of April 5 and April 6. The products were shipped to food service and retail locations in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.The problem was discovered when Eddy Packing received complaints from a restaurant about white, hard plastic found in some sausage during slicing. No injuries or illnesses have been reported.The recalled products have “EST. 4800” inside the USDA mark. They should be discarded or returned.The recall includes Eddy Fully Cooked Premium Smoked Sausage, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit Original Smoked Fresh Polish Sausage Made With Pork and Beef, Lowe’s Original Recipe Naturally Hardwood Smoked Sausage Made With Pork and Beef, Eddy Smoked Sausage Made With Pork and Beef, Carl’s Pork and Beef Smoked Sausage, Eddy Southern Style Pork and Beef Smoked Sausage and Dickey Cheese/Jalapeno Pork and Beef Sausage Ring.Labels for FSIS Recall last_img read more

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First Came Kylie Then Rihanna Now Chrissy Will Snap Get Slapped on

first_imgTeigen has commented on the redesign in the past, tweeting that one of the most widely reported criticisms — that celebrities are now relegated to a separate part of the friends list than before — had merit.“How many people have to hate an update for it to be reconsidered?” she asked. Earlier in March, a Snapchat game called “Would You Rather?” posted an ad asking users whether they’d rather slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown. Rihanna called Snapchat out in an Instagram post, writing “Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain’t my fav app out there! But I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess! I’d love to call it ignorance but I know you ain’t that dumb. You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!!”Snapchat apologized for the ad, and banned the advertiser that posted it, but its stock prices still fell almost five percent. And that’s not the first time celebrities have caused Snapchat’s value to take a hit either: Kylie Jenner tweeted in February, post-redesign, that she doesn’t open Snapchat anymore, which Bloomberg wrote cost Snapchat $1.3 billion in market value. Popular on Variety Just over a week after its stock prices dipped following a controversial Snapchat ad that made reference to Rihanna’s assault at the hands of Chris Brown, Snap could be headed for another Wall Street shakedown.Chrissy Teigen announced Saturday via Twitter that she will no longer be using the app due in part to the ad, and cited the latest update, which has received widespread criticism, as another reason for her departure.“The update, the constant complaints of people not being able to find me, plus the Rihanna poll…no bueno,” Teigen wrote.center_img I’m seeing this same comment so often. I liked that you guys felt like we were friends. I’m sad it doesn’t feel like that anymore. How many people have to hate an update for it to be reconsidered? https://t.co/PI7OAf9Qlg— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 9, 2018The redesign has received unwavering support from Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, however, who said “some of the complaints we are seeing are reinforcing our philosophy.”Whether Teigan’s exit bears enough weight to cause the same result as Jenner’s — she has 9.97 million Twitter followers compared to Jenner’s 25.1 million — remains to be seen, but Snapchat could be in for a surprise come Monday’s open. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Irans role in nuclear probe meets standards IAEA

first_imgThe chief of the UN nuclear agency insisted on Monday that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis.Such sampling is usually done by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s own experts. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin, where the agency suspects that explosive triggers for nuclear weapons might have been tested. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe arrangement was first revealed in confidential draft agreement between the sides seen last month by The Associated Press.The draft said that Iranian experts, monitored by video and still cameras, would gather environmental samples at the site and hand them over to the agency for analysis.Iran’s atomic energy agency spokesman, Behrouz Kalmandi, said IAEA experts were not physically present during the sampling. But Amano said the procedure meets strict agency criteria that ensure “the integrity of the sampling process and the authenticity of the samples.”last_img read more

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Stepup your style game with modern jewellery

first_imgModern jewellery nowadays is not just limited to new or contemporary styles but has also been extended to the next level in the form of light- weight jewellery for parties as celebrations are high in the air. Experts list some options that will help you pick and decide the right kind of modern jewellery with your outfits: -Choker: Choker or choker necklaces are strongly in trend this season. The jewellery goes well with both Indian and western look. People have seen preferring the most for parties and weddings. It looks perfect to wear on off shoulder or deep neck top/dresses. Also, the jewellery is available in vast variety of designs to make a style statement. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Bracelet : A fancy accessory around the wrist gives very feminine vibe and well goes with gown and dress for parties. Diamond bracelets looks classic with party attire and never go out of fashion. Delicate or dainty Bracelets are ‘go to accessories’ and confortable to wear on daily routine and bring your boring outfit into glamour ensemble. -Stackable rings: One jewellery trend that has never gone out of fashion is Stackable rings. Light-weight and fascinating rings are an ideal choice to set the tone for every occasion. Elegant stackable rings allow the wearer to express their personality or match their mood thanks to the infinite varieties of colours. Rings that can be worn in many different ways become the ultimate dream for woman who loves experimenting their jewellery. It will be perfect accessory for any party occasion. They can be teamed up with both western and ethnic looks. -Ear jackets: The most and all-time favourite is ear jackets. A New Age trendy pair of ear jackets can turn your otherwise boring outfits into an ultra-modern look. Diamond ear jackets add a surreal charm to your look. The jewellery is available in vast variety of designs like Trillion Mountain, Marquise leafy green emerald earjackets to make a style statement.last_img read more

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