Donal Power India signed a deal with Russia over the cooperation of smart city initiatives and the use of IT technology from Russian companies.As reported by the Times of India, Russia and India signed the Memorandum of Understanding against the backdrop of bilateral talks between the two countries.The MOU was signed in Goa, where Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were holding expansive talks covering a range of bilateral engagement.According to an official statement, an agreement was signed between Russia’s JSC Rusinformexport and India’s ministries of Urban Development and Home affairs, as well as the National Buildings Construction Corp. and the Haryana government.India previously announced plans to develop 100 smart cities around the country by 2022. By last month 60 of the cities have been chosen under the ambitious plan that the government hopes will act as a springboard to modernize outdated urban infrastructure across India.Russia just helping fellow BRICS smart city effortsThis comes as senior Indian government officials have been promoting potential opportunities to foster smart city cooperation among fellow BRICS nations. This includes further information sharing between these nations to enhance and accelerate the smart city learning process.However, concerns have been raised that India’s laws will need a major overhaul in order to accommodate the modern challenges such smart cities will presentThe huge increase in data that smart cities’ connected infrastructure will produce raises privacy issues that may be beyond the scope of India’s existing laws.As well, there are questions being raised as to how exactly municipalities will be able to raise the massive amounts of capital needed to make these smart cities a reality.City leaders have said that implementing India’s ambitious smart city goals will likely mean cities will need to boost revenues to cover costs of managing multiple stakeholders involved in smart city systems. This would require amendments to various laws including those governing municipalities and municipal corporations. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Tags:#India#Internet of Things#IoT#Russia#Smart Cities How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
zoom The Korea Shipping Partnership (KSP), launched in August 2017, has unveiled its third round of service rationalizations impacting the Korea – Haiphong (North Vietnam) route, Alphaliner informed.In its latest rationalization move, the Incheon – Haiphong Service (IHS), operated by two of the coalition’s members, Heung-A and KMTC, using two ships of 1,000-1,100 TEU, has been suspended from March 11. This service called at Busan, Incheon, Shanghai, Haiphong, Hong Kong, Busan. It was one of 13 services operated by the KSP carriers on this route, with twelve loops to remain following the restructuring.The Korean Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, together with the Korea Ship Owners Association, on March 7, 2018, unveiled the KSP’s latest route restructuring plan.Alphaliner writes that the move follows two earlier rounds of service rationalizations announced in November 2017 and January 2018. These included a reduction in the number of Busan – Hakata/Moji services, as well as the removal of one service each from the Korea to Thailand and the Korea to Indonesia routes.Formed of 14 South Korean carriers, the coalition was initially set up with the aim of rationalizing routes and fleets, as well as to foster expansion through developing new joint services and joint international terminal operations.The coalition’s members include Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), CK Line, Dongjin Shipping, Doowoo Shipping, Dong Young Shipping, Hansung Line, Heung-A Shipping, KMTC, SM Line and Taiyoung Shipping.
The surf at Seventh Street in Ocean City on Wednesday (July 9). The beach will be home to the Chip Miller Surf Fest on July 19.The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) will host the 11th annual Surf Fest on Saturday, July 19 at the Seventh Street Surfing Beach in Ocean City, N.J. Surf Fest is a community-wide surf contest to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation, an organization committed to raising awareness of amyloidosis, helping people afflicted with this disease, and supporting research facilities.The forecast calls for small surf with light easterly winds that should warm up the ocean temperature, which measured 64 degrees on Friday morning.The Surf Fest and Chip Miller Charitable Foundation were created in memory of Chip Miller in 2004. Just a few short months after Chip was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, the world lost an incredibly special person. Had Chip and his doctors been aware of the symptoms of the disease when they first presented, he might still be with us today. That is why his family and friends founded the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation to empower people with the knowledge and understanding of Amyloidosis for earlier detection, ensuring a better quality of life for those afflicted with the disease and to help science find the cures.Chip Miller raised his family in Ocean City, and the community has supported the foundation from its inception. Ocean City is where Chip’s son Lance and best friend, Nick Bricker, grew up and learned to surf.“Chip Miller was a second father figure for me growing up and helped me in so many ways throughout my childhood,” said Bricker, event organizer and CMCF board member. “Planning a surfing event to raise money and awareness for the deadly disease that took his life is how I chose to give back and honor his memory.”Since its inception, this event has raised more than $100,000 for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation and more importantly, raised awareness about a little known but deadly disease called Amyloidosis. Last summer, Bricker introduced a new event to benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation, the Clubs and Cars Golf Classic. Due to its success, the second annual golf event will take place on Thursday, July 17 at Stone Harbor Country Club.“Nick has a really big heart and has made a significant contribution to the foundation in my father’s name,” said Lance Miller, CMCF Board President. “Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of support from friends.More than 150 surfers come from near and far to participate, and the event has attracted celebrities through the years, but what the event is really about is family bonds and memories.”Registration for this year’s Surf Fest will be PRE REGISTRATION ONLY available online at www.chipmiller.org and mail-in registration forms will be available at local Surf Shops, as well as on the website. Check-in will begin at 7:00 AM on Saturday, July 19th on the 7th Street Beach. A ‘first come-first serve’ alternate list will be started when registration begins for interested participants to take the place of any registered ‘no shows.’ The registration fee is $35 for the first division entered, and $10 for each additional division.A Surf Fest After Party will be held at 5:30 p.m at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, NJ. The After Party will include dinner, drink specials, live entertainment, surf movies, a silent auction and raffle. Entry is $35. A Surf Fest & After Party combo ticket is also available for $65.For more information about the Surf Fest and After Party or Clubs and Cars Golf Classic, visit www.chipmiller.org or contact Nick Bricker at [email protected] or 609-231-1562.— News release from the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation
Playing in front of their home crowd for the first time this season, the Wisconsin volleyball team took only 10 sets to be crowned the HotelRED Invitational champions over the weekend. The No.4-ranked Badgers improved to 8-0 on the season with wins against Ball State, Miami (Fla.) and Missouri State.Host Wisconsin cruised to a three-set victory over Ball State (3-6) Saturday night in the finale of the tournament to secure the championship. Sparked by three early kills from senior outside hitter Ellen Chapman, the Badgers jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set, forcing Ball State to call timeout.“I think we came out in front of our home crowd, and we’re here to show them what we’re made of,” senior right-side hitter Courtney Thomas said. “We’re trying to play every game the same no matter who we’re playing.”Thomas went on to be named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and sophomore setter Lauren Carlini knew who to go to in those big moments.“Courtney was putting balls down and being really consistent,” Carlini said. “She’s kind of been our rock this season, as far as when we need points, we’re gonna go to her.”After the quick start, the Badgers would not look back. The closest the Cardinals would come in the set would be 11-5. Redshirt senior Julie Mikaelsen came off the bench at the end of the set and had two kills to finish out the set 25-11.The Cardinals were the hot team at the beginning of the second set. After Ball State went up 7-4, the Badgers fought back, with an ace from Thomas, a kill from sophomore middle blocker Haleigh Nelson, and a kill from Thomas to tie it up at 7.From there, the teams would remain neck-and-neck, with neither team gaining more than a two point edge until 15-15. UW then went on a 3-0 run, highlighted by two Thomas kills and an ace from Chapman.That kick-started a 10-2 run to close out the set. Several attack errors by Ball State, plus two kills from Thomas, put the Badgers up 24-17, when senior defensive-specialist Kt Kvas aced the Cardinals to secure the second set for Wisconsin.The Badger offense exploded to start the third set. Three kills from Chapman and a kill apiece from Nelson and freshman outside hitter Kelli Bates were key components of a 8-1 run.Senior Caroline Workman then saw her first action of the game and made the most of it. The defensive specialist served three times, forced one error and aced the Cardinals the other two times.Every Badger on the roster saw time in the match except for junior Romana Kriskova who has been dealing with a knee injury.“We had a lot of subbing that was going on and I thought we flowed with that,” head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “When the subs were happening, we were continuing to play well, and last week we weren’t able to do that … there was a little bit of growth in regards to that from this week to last week.”Ball State would battle back from a 12-2 deficit, though. The Cardinals clawed their way to a 21-18 score, when Sheffield called timeout to settle his team down. Wisconsin ultimately pulled out a 25-20 win to complete the sweep of the Cardinals and a tournament victory in front of their home crowd.Missouri State Perhaps it was the noon start time that left the Badgers feeling groggy and mystified by Missouri State (6-5).Wisconsin dropped the first set of the match against the Bears 29-27. Until that point, the Badgers had lost only two other sets the entire season.UW finally woke up and punched back, knocking out Missouri State in the second set 25-13. They would cruise to wins in the next two sets, 25-21 and 25-9, to down the Bears.“We weren’t real happy with the way we started this morning,” Sheffield said following the victory against Ball State. “I thought we responded appropriately the following match [against Ball State].”Four Badgers had double-figure kills in the match. Chapman led the way with 14 kills, while Thomas had 12. Nelson recorded 11 kills, while redshirt senior middle-blocker Dominique Thompson added 10.Both junior libero Taylor Morey and Carlini had 16 digs, while Carlini’s 51 assists paved the way for the Badger attack and a double-double.Miami Emotions were running high Friday evening, as the matchup against Miami (5-4) was the first time the Badgers were playing in front of their home crowd this season. In addition, Wisconsin dropped the banner commemorating their underdog run to the National Championship game in 2013.The Badgers channeled that energy and took down Miami in straight sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-19). Bates led the way for the Badgers with a career-high 14 kills.“It was pretty surreal,” Bates said. “I’ve never been in that kind of environment before so it was really fun being in front of a crowd that big and that exciting. These fans are really excited for us, so that makes it really easy to play in front of them.”