Uber wars: We must fight for the transport service London deserves

first_img whatsapp Catherine Neilan Friday 2 October 2015 3:56 pm whatsapp We are at a critical juncture of London’s transport future. Debate has raged over TfL’s recent consultation to consider a set of rules to improve the private hire industry. This debate will continue in the coming weeks and months. It is important though that a debate has many voices and, currently, we are only hearing one very loud voice.  As a black cab app, we want to ensure that the other side of the debate is heard. Many pundits have focused their thoughts on the black cab’s inability to match private hire services on price, even though this is not necessarily always the case.  While competition and low price is good and forces all of us to sharpen our performance, the question has to be asked – will this actually deliver all Londoners the service they deserve and want? And will it create the transport service befitting a world-class city?  Within the transport requirements of a city, there is a need to deliver all customers value for money – and price cannot be the only measurement of value. A world class transportation system not only caters to the people who want to get from A to B in the cheapest way possible, it also caters for those with accessibility challenges. It enables the blind to travel with their guide dogs and provides a little extra space for those with disabilities. It helps Mums and Dads travelling with kids and prams. Businesses rely on it to get from A to B in the speediest way possible when roads are overloaded and intimate knowledge of the streetscape is required. It also provides a level of trust and security for those who may be vulnerable. Many place value in the trust that your driver knows the roads, that you will be taken the most direct route possible and that you will be taken there safely. It also gives passengers peace of mind that they are safe if travelling alone, that they can send their child to school safely or, if it’s your first time in this magnificent city, your driver knows how to take you the right way rather than relying on GPS. A world-class transportation system provides reliable, accessible and safe alternatives when other elements of the transport infrastructure fail or are over capacity. And finally it also creates a legitimate and desirable occupation that pays a fair and honest wage, while giving workplace flexibility.  If, as a society, we want to continue to ensure that these services remain available, we have to ensure that the market provides for them. If we allow price and market forces to be the only criteria, it will only create a race to the bottom on who can deliver the cheapest service rather than acting in the best interests of the public. Uber wars: We must fight for the transport service London deserves center_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison director speaks about ‘daunting’ experience capturing everything behind bars

first_img Community Facebook Twitter Facebook Prison is a intimidating place to be. Even filming in prison can understandably expose oneself to things they’ve never seen before.However that is exactly what director of Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison Aoife Kelleher undertook when her all-female cast shot the documentary on the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise over the course 14 months.Aoife has worked in documentary film-making for the past 10 years.She is best known for her works; Home (2012), Growing Up Gay (2010), One Million Dubliners (2014), Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village (2016) and the Irish Film and Television Academy nominated, We Need to Talk About Dad (2017).When Aoife was approached by Midas Productions about doing a series on Midlands Prison, the largest prison in Ireland, she relished the opportunity.Speaking to LaoisToday, Aoife said: “It was quite daunting and quite a challenge but it was very interesting to go into an area of society that few people have much knowledge of.“You see these two massive prisons in Portlaoise and everyone knows of them but fewer people know what it’s really like inside,” said Aoife.Aoife and director of photography and producer Eleanor Bowman embarked on the challenge and were the first all-female crew to film in the Midlands Prison.Aoife believes that in some ways this helped prisoners to open up about their experiences more.She said: “It was very interesting to be the interviewer in those situations. Prison is quite an intimidating place and I think prisoners feel like they have to be tough around other men.“However perhaps when it was a female interviewing them it was less intimidating for them to open up.”She also stated that although it is a male prison, there is still a female presence within the facility as members of the staff including teachers, cleaners, prisoner guards and the director of Midlands Prison Ethel Gavin are female.Many people have very polarised views on prisoners and reform, which showed during the general public’s reaction to the documentary.However Aoife believes it is a much more complicated subject than simply good and evil.She said: “You’re always going to be aware of people’s polarised views on the subject.“There are people in prison that have committed the most serious crimes on the statute book like murder, rape, attacks. There are real victims affected by these crimes.“As an issue it gets complicated when you look into the past history of ‘petty’ criminals.“Many have dysfunctional family lives and more than half of prisoners have left school before the age of 15. That’s a very stark fact.“It’s a lot more complicated than ‘These are bad people and they have to be moved away from society’.”She said she wanted to explore beyond the figures and ‘find out what’s being done for prisoners to live living meaningful, law-abiding lives’ through the documentary.Episode three of Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives will air on Virgin Media One tonight at 9pm.SEE ALSO – Feasibility study being carried out on ‘Field of Dreams’ for Laois Down Syndrome Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Home Lifestyle Entertainment Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison director speaks about ‘daunting’ experience capturing everything behind… LifestyleEntertainment By Siun Lennon – 20th February 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Twitter Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison director speaks about ‘daunting’ experience capturing everything behind bars Previous articleMid-Term Report: Positive signs for Laois hurlers but crucial games to comeNext articleUPDATED: UK media report winning Euromillions ticket sold in the Midlands Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. TAGSInside Ireland’s Biggest PrisonMidlands Prison Portlaoise Pinterest WhatsApp Council WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Pinterestlast_img read more

Bill to Establish NCST as Statutory Body Approved by the House

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Bill seeking to establish the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) as a statutory body was passed in the House of Representatives yesterday (December 6).Minister of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Phillip Paulwell, who piloted the Bill, said the NCST would be an “umbrella organization responsible for, among other things, providing advice to the government on matters concerning science and technology and fostering, advancing and executing the national policy and strategy for science and technology in Jamaica”.He said that the Science and Technology Policy of 1990 sought to ensure national science and technology co-ordination and management, by creating the NCST as a broad based cross sectoral national umbrella organization, undertaking strategic planning to achieve scientific and technological objectives.The NCST became operational in 1993 and since its inception has served as a significant facilitator of dialogue and action among various actors in the national economy, including the public and private sectors, academia, the scientific community and civil society.“The Commission also points the way for local companies to use technology for increased productivity. Through its various programmes and activities, the NCST has galvanized action in areas pertinent to national development, including research and development co-ordination, agricultural transformation, utilization of information and communication technologies, bio technology, food safety and security, the environment and the science and technology community,” the Minister informed. Mr. Paulwell added that even though the Commission has made significant progress, which has impacted national development, the commission still lacked “the formal legal status that will allow it to stake claim to resources and build the necessary influence to help in the removal of the critical factors that have contributed to the weaknesses of science and technology as a developmental tool”.“It is therefore critical that measures be established to place the NCST in a more secure and better operational position with an appropriate organizational structure to perform its management functions in accordance with its mandate,” the Minister emphasized.He pointed out that the Bill would allow for the rationalization and optimal utilization of resources, increase the ability to monitor, co-ordinate, evaluate and manage science and technology programmes, and as such would have a greater impact on the productive and competitive capacity of the country.“The Bill will allow for improvement in decision making, accountability and transparency, and it will provide greater access to resources. The Bill was circulated to a number of private and public sector entities, including the Ministry of Justice, Office of the Prime Minister, the Scientific Research Council and the Bureau of Standards,” Mr. Paulwell informed.He added that the comments received from the private and public entities were agreed to and incorporated into the Bill. Member of Parliament for West Central St. James, Clive Mullings, said he was extremely pleased at the passage of the Bill.“This Commission will assist in creating and monitoring the linkages that are required in terms of the discoveries, what kind of impact that would have on the economy, and what kind of impact that would have on your academic efforts,” he said. RelatedBill to Establish NCST as Statutory Body Approved by the House RelatedBill to Establish NCST as Statutory Body Approved by the House Bill to Establish NCST as Statutory Body Approved by the House UncategorizedDecember 7, 2006center_img RelatedBill to Establish NCST as Statutory Body Approved by the House Advertisementslast_img read more

Indian authorities taking land from farmers

first_imgIndian authorities taking land from farmers Rapid economic growth is driving up demand for real estate in India. New research reveals the techniques Indian authorities are using to transfer land from poor farmers to rich investors.Land dispossession: Kenneth Bo Nielsen has researched the increased demand on the property market in India. Illustration photo: Colourbox/f9photosBefore the COVID-19 pandemic struck, India was one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Growth has been driven by large investments, rising consumer spending and increased exports. Economic growth always leads to increased demand on the property market. Property developers need land to build homes, factories, commercial buildings, etc. The demand for land for commercial development is currently higher than the Indian authorities have been able to meet.Associate professor at the Department of Social Anthropology and India expert Kenneth Bo Nielsen recently published an article in the prestigious Journal of Peasant Studies, analysing the shortage of land in rural areas in India. Together with Solano da Silva and Heather P. Bedi, Nielsen investigates the mechanisms the Indian government is using to make new land areas available on the property investment market.“In the past few years, we have seen some quite drastic attempts to throw ordinary people off the land they farm and live on – at the national level and all the way down to the individual city councils,” says Nielsen.Using the law to take land by force has become the norm, explains the anthropologist, but it comes at a high political price.“There have been brutal violent protests among farmers and locals in some places. There have even been cases of people being shot or imprisoned, and embroiled in political processes that they can’t get out of,” he adds.Cash Under the TableHowever, it has become increasingly difficult for the Indian government to use this method. In the article, the researchers investigate other, more subtle land-grabbing mechanisms.“For example, we have looked at so-called planning processes, whereby the authorities reclassify land into new zoning categories,” says Nielsen.He outlines an example based on his own research in the state of Goa.Kenneth Bo Nielsen: “Access to and use of land represent an unparalleled sphere of power”. /University of Oslo Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:anthropology, cash, covid-19, Force, Government, India, Investment, market, meet, Professor, property, property market, real estate, research, spending, university, University of Oslo, worldlast_img read more

Chevrolet eyeing broad Corvette model range, including an electric SUV: report

first_imgRumour: The Corvette Grand Sport could be replaced by an ‘E-Ray’ hybridLast September, the entire Corvette team was reassigned to electric and autonomous vehicles, so it would make some sense those engineers might be tasked with applying their expertise in the sports car industry to the SUV sector.The jury is still out on whether this strategy will work out for GM. Ford’s Mach-E will undoubtedly be the litmus test for sports-car-turned-SUV products, and with that SUV’s release at the end of summer 2021, it will be a while before we see how the market reacts.Obviously, GM spokespeople declined to comment. GM has announced it will release 30 new EV models by 2030 as part of a massive push toward electrification.RELATED Trending Videos Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever General Motors may turn its flagship sports car model, the Corvette, into its own model range, starting with an electric SUV variant, just as Ford did with its Mustang Mach-E, say new reports.Sources close to the project say the upcoming vehicle is internally referred to as Project R, according to Bloomberg, but what that letter stands for yet, we aren’t sure.(What we do know is if they don’t call it the “eVette”, we’ll be more disappointed than we already are.) We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened RELATED TAGSChevroletGeneral MotorsCoupeSUVNon-LuxuryPerformanceElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesInstagram ‹ Previous Next › So, rejoice, Corvette purists! There may very well be another Corvette with an engine in the front, sort of. Or maybe it will be in the rear still. Or perhaps there will be a motor for each wheel. Either way, expect it to be polarizing. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos First Drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-Elast_img read more

Postponement of Diaspora Conference Best Decision – JDCF President

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation (JDCF), Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams has said that the postponement of the Jamaican Diaspora Conference is probably the best decision at this time.The conference was originally scheduled to take place from June 14 to 17 at the Sunset Jamaica Grande, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, under the theme: ‘Partnering for Transformation: Jamaica and its Diaspora’, with delegates coming from Canada, the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK).Speaking to JIS News, Mrs. Folkes-Abrahams said the recent operations by the Security Forces in sections of West Kingston and the low registration numbers were the deciding factors for the postponement, announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.Reactions from the delegates to the postponement, she said, have been varied. While some agree with the decision, there are many who have expressed their disappointment with the postponement, because they have always looked forward to attending ever since the staging of the first biennial conference in 2004.“Important matters concerning Jamaica and the Diaspora are discussed there, and plans are made for the furtherance of the development of Jamaica and the development of the Diaspora,” said the JDCF President.There are some delegates, said Mrs. Ffolkes-Abrahams, who have indicated that they will still be travelling to Jamaica at the time of the conference, in order not to lose money already paid for airfare and hotel accommodation.Speaking on the unrest in sections of Kingston, the Diaspora President said Jamaicans overseas must think about how they can assist in solving the problems at home. She said it is imperative that all stakeholders work together to bring about a change in Jamaica. RelatedPostponement of Diaspora Conference Best Decision – JDCF President RelatedPostponement of Diaspora Conference Best Decision – JDCF President RelatedPostponement of Diaspora Conference Best Decision – JDCF Presidentcenter_img Advertisements Postponement of Diaspora Conference Best Decision – JDCF President Foreign AffairsJune 8, 2010last_img read more

Officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of 14th Street.

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeOfficers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of 14th Street. Oct. 11, 2017 at 6:36 pmCrimeNewsOfficers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of 14th Street.editor4 years agocity of santa monicaSanta Monica On September 27, at about 12:08 p.m.Officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible burglary in the 200 block of 14th Street.The reporting party/victim saw the suspect in his backyard looking through his patio door. The victim contacted the subject.The suspect told the victim he was looking for his friend. The victim called the police and the suspect fled.The victim followed the suspect to the area of 12th Street and California Avenue where the officers attempted to stop the suspect. The suspect fled from the officers and a perimeter was established.The suspect was located within the containment and taken into custody.In custody: The suspect refused to provide any information and was booked as John Doe, was arrested for prowling and resisting arrest. Bail was set at $45,850.Tags :city of santa monicaSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMan shoots attempted carjacker in Ocean ParkTourism TalksYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

Crisis in Neurology affecting services in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – March 9, 2018 Facebook Twitter Crisis in Neurology affecting services in Donegalcenter_img Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleKFO welcomes new draft Brexit guidelinesNext articleCouncil increase fine for parking in disabled bay without valid permit News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Neurology Services are at Breaking Point, according to the Neurological Alliance of Ireland.The group has designated this week ‘Brain Awareness Week’, and is calling on the government to act now to improve services. Among the developments being called for is the appointment of a second neurologist at Letterkenny University Hospital.The ‘Invest in Neurology’ campaign which is running at the moment says the lack of services in Donegal is just one example of the alarming national staff shortage in neurology care.Professor Tim Lynch is Clinical Lead for the National Neurology Programme. He says the fact that MS rates in the North West are so high is an indication of the national imbalance………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/lyu.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitterlast_img read more

Very limited tickets available for the GamesIndustry.biz UK Marketing Summit

first_imgVery limited tickets available for the GamesIndustry.biz UK Marketing SummitSpeakers include 20th Century Fox, BBC, McLaren and more set to appearChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 10th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareGamesIndustry.biz will be bringing its behind-closed-doors Marketing Summit back to the UK next month.The networking and conference event will feature an overnight stay at Stoke Park, talks from marketing experts working outside of video games, plus numerous networking opportunities. Tickets cost £600 each, and includes the overnight stay, food and drink. It runs from January 31st – February 1st at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.The event will be conducted under Chatham House rules.Talks include:Gaming in the attention economy – Opportunities and Pitfalls (Karol Severin, Midia Research).The effects of streaming on movie and TV Home Entertainment (Robert Price, 20th Century Fox)The Future of Extended Reality (Howard Sulivan)Live Q&A on Influencer Marketing (Seb Carmichael-Brown, Hashtag United).How McLaren Changed Gear To Engage A New Audience Via Esports (Ben Payne, McLaren)It’s About Time: Regenerating The Doctor Who Franchise (Gwenaelle Boissel and Vanessa Hamilton, BBC)Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Plus sessions on responsible marketing and re-launching a major movie IP.Already senior directors at major games publishers and platform holders have signed up to the event. We now have just a handful of tickets remaining.For those interested in speaking at the event, we have a sponsor package remaining. For tickets and sponsorship details, contact: [email protected] Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesActivision no longer working with Call of Duty actor after hateful sexist commentsA video resurfaced on social media showing Jeff Leach making offensive, sexual and threatening remarks targeting women By Marie Dealessandri 2 days agoHow Women in Gaming survived its publisher’s demiseMeagan Marie explains how Crystal Dynamics stepped in after Prima Games, the original publisher of her book, shut down right after launchBy Brendan Sinclair 4 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Fire claims another Manchester structure

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