FortisTCI release notice to its customers

first_img Related Items:fortis tci sends notice to customers, power outage on provo, power restored to customers in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 22, 2016 – On Thursday, September 22, 2016, FortisTCI notified its customers on Providenciales of an outage as the result of a technical issue at the Leeward Highway generation station. The events in relation to this interruption in service proceeded as follows:7:53 a.m. – Initial outage occurs affecting several areas throughout Providenciales8:44 a.m. – In an effort to troubleshoot the cause FortisTCI performs plant shutdown8:56 a.m. – Service to some areas affected is restored11:10 a.m. – Engineering team isolates problem11:28 a.m. – Service restoration efforts begin11:50 a.m. – Service is fully restored to all affected customersFortisTCI thanks its technical operations staff for conducting troubleshooting and recovery efforts as quickly as possible, and its supporting customer service staff. FortisTCI also wishes to thank its customers for their patience throughout the restoration period.If you are still experiencing an interruption in service, please contact our friendly customer service representatives at 649-946-4313 or visit us online at www.fortistci.com as you may be experiencing a separate issue.last_img read more

Ticket Info For The WilmingtonTewksbury Thanksgiving Game

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High will battle Tewksbury High in the 85th Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game on Thursday, November 22 at 10am at Alumni Stadium in Wilmington.Advanced tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Cash only.Tickets will be on sale at Wilmington High School on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20, from 8am to 2pm.On game day, tickets will also be available for $10 (all ages) at the gate. Cash only.(NOTE: Ticket information is from the WHS Athletic Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTicket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”Ticket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”10 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (November 22)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Police obstruct campaign complains BNP

first_imgBNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman talks with reporters at `Nirbachan Bhaban` in Dhaka on Sunday. Photo: UNBBNP on Sunday alleged that police were obstructing the party’s candidates from carrying out electioneering across the country defying election commission’s directives, reports UNB.”Police are hindering our election campaign. They’re not following the election commission’s directives,” BNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman told reporters after lodging a written complaint with the EC against ‘police’ attacks on their candidates and activists, and their arrest.The BNP leader handed over the complaint to EC secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed at the latter’s office in the city’s Nirbachan Bhaban.Selima Rahman said no BNP candidate can conduct electioneering in Dhaka.”Police act like our rivals. They don’t allow us to carry out our campaign. The government wants to arrange a 2014-like lopsided election,” Selima alleged.In the written complaint, BNP alleged that the ruling party men and police were carrying out attacks on the candidates and activists of Jatiya Oikya Front, BNP-led 20-party alliance and BNP while wholesale arrest continued.Attack by the ruling party men and police, arrest and filing of cases against them have been on the rise since the official campaign began, it claimed.The party also cited the attacks on its candidates including Mahbub Uddin Khokon in Noakhali and Mirza Abbas in Dhaka.Meanwhile, Khokon’s son Shakib Mahbub on Sunday demanded the election commission withdraw officer-in-charge of Sonaimuri police station in Noakhali Abdul Majid immediately for ‘attacking’ the BNP candidate and 40 other party leaders and activists on Saturday.Shakib placed the demand in a letter submitted to chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda.last_img

The Opioid Crisis Is Surging In Black Urban Communities

first_imgClaire Harbage/NPRA man walks on Benning Road in Northeast Washington, D.C., in front of the Greater Northeast Medical Center, where Dr. Edwin Chapman works.The current drug addiction crisis began in rural America, but it’s quickly spreading to urban areas and into the African-American population in cities across the country.“It’s a frightening time,” says Dr. Edwin Chapman, who specializes in drug addiction in Washington, D.C., “because the urban African-American community is dying now at a faster rate than the epidemic in the suburbs and rural areas.”Chapman is on the front line of the opioid epidemic crippling his community in the Northeast section of Washington. He heads the Medical Home Development Group, a clinic specializing in addiction medicine.About a dozen patients sit in the lobby of his clinic on a recent Monday morning. The clinic is on a busy street, and even on the second floor you can hear blaring ambulances whiz by — Chapman says often they stop right outside his building.“Sometimes we’ll have a cluster of folks outside selling drugs,” he says. “We’ve had overdoses right outside, right under the building, right next door to the building.”– / 3According to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Washington, D.C., overall opioid overdose deaths among black men between the ages of 40 and 69 increased 245 percent from 2014 to 2017.Nationally, the drug death rate is also rising most steeply among African-Americans. Among blacks in urban counties, deaths rose by 41 percent in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.African-American communities are in the midst of a drug epidemic and the culprit is fentanyl, says Dr. Melissa Clarke, who works with Chapman at Medical Home. “People who’ve even been lifelong heroin users are dying because they don’t understand how to titrate those doses,” she says. That’s a huge part of the challenge. It’s always been impossible for addicts to know the potency of street drugs, but with fentanyl in the mix, they’re even more dangerous now. “We feel like we have a fire underneath us — people are dying every day,” she says. This epidemic started in white suburban and rural areas where people are overdosing mostly with prescription medicine like Percocet and OxyContin. Chapman says that African-American patients have historically been less likely to be prescribed pain narcotics.“The theory is that African-Americans tolerate pain better. That’s a myth,” Chapman says. But it probably saved blacks from falling victim to the initial opioid crisis, he says.Claire Harbage/NPRChapman’s office overlooks a busy street in Northeast Washington, D.C. He says there have been numerous overdoses just outside the door.On a recent Saturday morning, a crowd of mostly health professionals and a handful of patients gather at Chapman’s clinic. He has organized an event to discuss this current drug crisis and to encourage people to come up with solutions to the epidemic. The doctor is warm and laughs easily, but he’s serious about tackling this epidemic head-on. His urgency comes from experience. Like many here, he’s a graduate of the historically black Howard University’s College of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine for close to 40 years, and for 12 years he ran the methadone clinic at the D.C. General Hospital.“Those patients were very segregated from the community and only their substance abuse was treated,” he says. That experience taught him many lessons, including the need to address patients’ overall health, not just their addiction. He also learned about the effects of incarceration on drug addiction — many addicts cycle in and out of prison, he says. His patient population is largely made up of African-American, long-term heroin users — many with a history of poverty and mental health problems.Claire Harbage/NPRNorman Hughes talks with Dr. Chapman during an appointment.“I’m always asked, ‘Why do you treat these folks?’ ” he says. ” ‘Aren’t you afraid to have people like that come into your office?’ “He says he sees drug addiction like any other chronic disease and treats a full load of patients with Suboxone, a medication that keeps his patients’ relentless cravings in check. He’s certified by the Drug Enforcement Administration to prescribe the drug, but by law he can only treat up to 275 patients annually because of federal provider treatment caps.His treatment model works, he says. His clinic has a 78 percent retention rate a year — that’s the percentage of patients who stay with him annually, keeping their drug addiction in check. Abstinence therapy has a 10 percent retention rate nationwide.Claire Harbage/NPRPauletta Jackson drops off her prescription for Suboxone at the pharmacy just downstairs from Chapman’s clinic.One of the challenges is debunking myths — “this is a chronic disease and not a moral failing,” he says, noting that science shows drug addiction is a brain disorder and some are more predisposed to it than others.Chapman is soft-spoken, but his determination to fight this current drug crisis in his community is unwavering. He has partnered with several groups, including Howard University and the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, to share information and raise awareness. Fighting stigma is a big part of the battle against this epidemic, he says.“Seventy-eight percent of the overdoses in the district are African-Americans,” says Chapman. “It’s just that the population has been totally ignored. They are invisible.”He mentors young physicians to work with addicts. Doctors like Dr. Melissa Clarke, who is also certified to prescribe Suboxone. She says finding him wasn’t easy.Not enough doctors“Oh, like a needle in a haystack,” she says, “there are not a lot of practices out there that have fully embraced as much as Dr. Chapman has that medical home approach to care.”Claire Harbage/NPRDr. Scott Whetsell (left) is training with Chapman to better understand how to help the patients that come to the clinic. Gerald A. Goines Sr. (right) waits to see Chapman.She admires his dedication, saying, “He’s always had the vision, he’s always had the understanding of opioid addiction is a chronic disease.”Chapman’s father worked with the Urban League in Gary, Ind., where he fought hard to get black physicians hospital privileges in the 1940s. Chapman credits his father for his career choice and work ethic. He says he’s on a mission to debunk drug-related myths and to fight stigma.Larry Bing has been a patient of Chapman’s for two years now.“I’m 64,” he says. “I’m an addict and spite of being on Suboxone and in therapy, every day ain’t a good day for me.”Claire Harbage/NPRChapman wears pins that signify his commitment to treating patients fighting addiction.Bing is tall, handsome and he has been to prison about seven times. He started using when he was 15. He has tried to get off drugs several times before with methadone, a more conventional treatment offered by the D.C. government, but he relapsed four times. “Had I known about the Suboxone before the methadone, I would have tried it first,” he says.But it still isn’t easy. “When you talk about addiction it ain’t necessarily just the drug,” he says. “It’s that lifestyle, too, that you crave.”Bing heard about Chapman on the streets from an addict friend who later died from an overdose. Bing’s treatment is covered by Medicaid and Medicare and he knows he’s lucky to have the support of his wife, Evelyn. The Bings have been married for 22 years.Marisa Peñaloza/NPRLarry and Evelyn Bing have been married for 22 years. Larry heard about Dr. Chapman on the streets from an addict friend who later died from an overdose. His treatment is covered by Medicaid and Medicare and he knows he’s lucky to have the support of his wife, Evelyn.Evelyn Bing a, 67-year-old native Washingtonian who is fond of stylish hats, says her husband was already struggling with addiction when they met in 1992. Evelyn didn’t know. When she found out, she chose to stick by him, but she doesn’t wish that experience on anybody. “It was a horrific experience sometimes, it wasn’t easy. It was hard, it was sad, it was ugly.”Often he’d go get cigarettes, “and going to get cigarettes lasted for five days,” she says. “I was terrified that something really happened to him.”Unable to sit at home and wait, she prowled dark streets looking for him, she says, and her biggest fear was that he’d end up back in prison or dead. Though she’s grateful her husband found Chapman, she knows many in her community aren’t as lucky. “I don’t think we as African-Americans are getting the best resources,” she says.And as the opioid crisis spikes in D.C., she says many African-Americans are desperate for help. “I’d like to see more Dr. Chapmans, drugs off the street, crime stopped, more schools, more programs to educate on what using drugs do to people.”Evelyn Bing says her husband’s life is improving, and for that, she credits Chapman. “He listens and cares for his patients’ overall health,” she says.Claire Harbage/NPRPauletta Jackson walks out of the medical building after seeing Dr. Chapman.Dr. Edwin Chapman wants to galvanize his community to fight this drug epidemic. “It’s going to be what we do at the grass-roots level, on the ground, more so than what the federal government is doing,” he says. “This is very urgent.”Chapman is unassuming, but forthright and passionate about his work. At 71, he says he can’t think about retirement — “not when my city is right in the middle of a raging epidemic.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. “African-Americans are falling victim to fentanyl and carfentanyl because they are so much more potent than heroin,” she says. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is often laced in heroin and other street drugs, Clarke says. Sharelast_img read more

Transport dept comes up with autorickshaw policy draft

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to regularise plying of auto-rickshaws, the state Transport department has come up with the draft notification of the auto-rickshaw policy.It may be recalled that the state Transport department had decided to frame a policy of which a major part is route rationalisation, a mechanism to fix fares of a particular route and initiatives to solve the existing problem related to plying of unregistered auto-rickshaws.A high-power committee was also formed to frame the policy and a draft of the auto-rickshaw policy has been framed. In a meeting held on Wednesday at Nazrul Manch, the draft of the policy has been distributed among representatives of auto-rickshaw unions. Transport and Environment minister Suvendu Adhikari and Additional Chief Secretary of transport department Alapan Bandyopadhyay along with other concerned officials were present in the meeting. The unions and the concerned authorities have been directed to submit their feedback after going through the draft policy by mid July. They have to submit their feedback in a written format at the office of the state Transport department. After bringing in necessary changes, if required, following the feedback of the stakeholders, the final notification declaring the auto-rickshaw policy will be issued. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAs per the draft policy, no auto-rickshaws will be allowed to operate on any unauthorised route. Ferrying of excess passengers than permitted level will not be allowed. Driver cannot use mobile phones while driving and loud sound systems will not be allowed to be installed. No high power LED lights will be allowed in front of the auto-rickshaws. The most important one is that auto-rickshaw drivers cannot charge exorbitantly. Moreover, without offer letters, auto-rickshaw cannot be sold out. It may be mentioned that officials of the department had received reports regarding operations of unauthorised auto-rickshaws without registrations or permit, which is required under the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act 1988.last_img read more

Introducing WaveMaker 10 An aPaaS software to rapidly build applications with Angular

first_imgLast week, the WaveMaker team released its enhanced platform, WaveMaker 10. This version comes with an advanced technology stack leveraging Angular 7, integrated artifact repository, IDE synchronization features, and more. WaveMaker is an application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS) software that allows developers to rapidly build and run custom apps. It enables developers to build extensible and customizable apps with standard enterprise-grade technologies. The platform also comes with built-in templates, layouts, themes, and widgets to help you build responsive apps without having to write any code. Key enhancements in WaveMaker 10 Improved application stack with Angular 7 and Kubernetes support Developers can now leverage Angular 7 to build responsive web and mobile apps. Angular 7 support provides greater performance and efficiency, type safety, and modern user experience. Scaling applications with Kubernetes is supported via a 1-click deployment feature. You can now natively pack your apps as containers and deploy them to a running Kubernetes cluster. Enhanced developer productivity and collaboration To give developers more control over their code and help them build apps faster, WaveMaker 10 comes with enhanced IDE support. With the newly introduced workspace sync plugin, developers can pull code changes seamlessly between WaveMaker and any IDE without having to manually export and import them. To allow developers to share reusable application elements like service prefabs, templates, themes, and data models, an integrated artifact repository is introduced. The platform can now be localized in a regional language enabling better collaboration between global development teams. Increased enterprise security and accessibility Support for configuring and implementing role-based access at both platform and project levels is introduced in WaveMaker 10. You can now create multiple developer personas with unique permission sets. Open ID authentications for Single Sign-On (SSO) are supported by both the platform and applications built using it. Additionally, all WaveMaker 10 applications are protected from OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities to ensure greater security against threats and malicious injections. Applications built with WaveMaker 10 also support Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, making them more accessible to users with disabilities. Head over to WaveMaker’s official website to know more in detail. Read Next Angular 7 is now stable Introducing Alpha Support for Volume Snapshotting in Kubernetes 1.12 Kubernetes 1.12 released with general availability of Kubelet TLS Bootstrap, support for Azure VMSSlast_img read more