WiFi Takes Off at Vermont’s Visitor CentersVisitors and Vermonters who travel the interstate system are connected better than ever before to work, friends and family as they travel through Vermont. A stop at many of Vermont’s visitor centers now allows travelers to access the Internet via a fast and reliable broadband connection.On November 14, 2007, Governor Douglas inaugurated free WiFi service at state visitor centers announcing that “Travelers using our major roadways can now use wireless Internet service free of charge. This advancement of my E-State Initiative will make this resource more valuable for business people, tourists and all those who use our highways.”Since May 2007 the State has seen a 1298% increase in WiFi usage by travelers.The initial setup of WiFi services at Vermonts visitor centers has been funded through ConnectVermont, a program managed by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development that aims to make traveling in Vermont safer and more convenient. Senator Patrick Leahy has secured $15 million in federal funding to allow the State to expand traveler services, enhance broadband Internet access and attract more visitors to Vermont through various ConnectVermont activities.More information about these projects is available online at www.connectvermont.com(link is external).Times have changed at Vermont’s visitor centers. While we used to see travelers stop to use our facilities now it is common to see them linger longer while sitting in a Vermont Folk Rocker and access e-mail or connect to work as they pass through the state said Ed von Turkovich, Director of the States Information Center Division. “Our usage is up dramatically and it is now common to see our visitors, who while commuting stop in to use the visitor centers as a temporary office,” said von Turkovich.Installing WiFi access at all state-operated information centers was a component of the Governors E-State Initiative to provide high speed Internet capability and mobile phone coverage to Vermonters in every community. “Providing High Speed Internet access to our visitors is one important piece of the puzzle” said Mary Evslin, Board Chair of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. “Connecting Vermonters is critically important to the Governor’s initiative and to the State’s interest in ensuring that we have a comprehensive architecture of connectivity in place by the end of 2010.””For visitors to Vermont it sends the right message” said Al Levy of Summit Technologies the firm responsible for building the WiFi system on the interstate. “The world is moving at an ever-accelerating pace to connect itself via an ever-expanding world wide web. It only makes good sense that in Vermont visitors to our state know Vermont is following the same path,” said Levy.The State plans to continue expanding WiFi coverage at its visitor centers over the next 18 months. The State also plans to provide marketing opportunities to businesses looking for exposure on the State’s WiFi web portals located at visitor centers where WiFi has been installed. Businesses interested in exploring how they can benefit from this opportunity should contact Al Levy at Summit Technologies at 802-846-3030 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)# # #
DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER DUBROVNIK: ATMS ARE LEAVING THE OLD TOWN An excellent positive example of dialogue and how the City should cooperate with various professional associations, because without synergy and market development, and not politicking, we certainly cannot move forward. Also, the profession and people from the field know deeper issues, and one man, in this case the mayor, can not know everything, and accordingly not even make decisions on topics in which he is not familiar enough. Communication and synergy. He paid special attention to staying at the entrances to the old town and the movement of groups along Stradun, because these are the busiest parts where crowds quickly form. “Better throughput and movement through the City will provide tourists with a better experience ” Franković points out. RELATED NEWS: “Licensed guides for the protected area of the City of Dubrovnik with their knowledge and experience and direct contact with visitors can significantly contribute to the perception of our city and life in it ”States Mayor Franković in the letter, inviting all guides to introduce their groups to the project Respect the City and call on them to respect the prominent rules and the local population. On the Pile and Ploče bridges, stopping groups is not allowed, as well as in Široka Street, and it is recommended to stop as little as possible on Stradun, and it is especially important to pay attention to the streets of the pedestrian corridor. All recommendations and rules have been previously harmonized with the leadership of the Tourist Guides Association and the Tourist Guides Guild. The City of Dubrovnik continues to develop and implement the strategic project Respect the City, in order to prevent the negative effects of excessive tourism through destination management. By the way, for 2021, a change has been announced that will apply to all guides, the introduction of the rules of mandatory use of headphones for all groups over 15 people and a complete ban on the use of microphones with loudspeakers. To this end, the Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, invited tourist guides to cooperate, addressing the Dubrovnik Tourist Guides Association and the Tourist Guides Guild. “Tourist guides know the City and each of its cantons best. Every virtue and advantage, flaw and need. You have a great role in creating order, as well as in the experience by which tourists will remember our city, and we believe that you will help us create change and achieve our goals.”Concluded Mayor Franković. Photo: City of Dubrovnik UNIQUE SMART PARKING SYSTEM LAUNCHED IN DUBROVNIK Although Dubrovnik certainly has a lot of problems, as do other cities due to mass tourism, it is still nice to see concrete moves aimed at bringing order to Dubrovnik. The Respect the city project is growing and expanding, although for many it is too slow, it cannot be said that it is not a quality project and that there are no concrete changes for the better. Definitely to be commended.
Fergus McFadden is back in the Leinster side that faces Ospreys at the RDS tomorrow.He’ll play in the centre, alongside Ian Madigan after his return from international duty.Eoin Reddan will captain the side from scrum-half.Bryan Byrne is in for injured hooker, Richardt Strauss while Dominic Ryan comes in for Kevin McLaughlin at blindside.Robbie Henshaw is out of Connacht’s Pro 12 clash with Scarlets – the centre has failed to recover in time from a hip injury suffered in Ireland’s defeat of Australia.Rodney Ah You returns at loosehead, with Tom McCartney earning his first start at hooker.The other changes to the pack sees Eoin McKeon replace Willie Faloon at openside, and Andrew Browne replaces Mick Kearney in the second row.Kieran Marmion returns from Ireland duty to replace Ian Porter at scrum half and he’s partnered in the three-quarters by Jack Carty. Munster entertain Ulster in the Guinness Pro12 tonight.Rory Best has returned to captain Ulster for the trip to Limerick while Munster head coach Anthony Foley will have the likes of Dave Kilcoyne, Tommy O’Donnell and Felix Jones to call on from the bench.Kick-off at Thomond Park tonight is at 7:35.
Banko-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force took advantage of furious starts on Sunday, besting their seeded rivals blunted by long rests to move a win each from a championship showdown.BanKo-Perlas defeated second seed PayMaya, while Pocari swept top ranked Creamline in the opener of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference bst-of-three semifinal series at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo fired 20 points for the HD Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The Perlas Spikers doused the High Flyers’ late-set rally to post a 25-19, 26-28, 25-23, 25-23 win.Earlier, the Pocari Lady Warriors displayed the brand of game worthy of the defending champions that they are, crushing the off-form Cool Smashers, 25-23, 25-12, 25-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWhile Creamline and PayMaya reaped the benefits of making the Final Four outright, Perlas and Pocari have chances of setting up a “championship of the underdogs’ if they take the clincher in Wednesday’s Game 2.“If we play the same game we played today where we are relaxed and just enjoyed the match, we will overcome the semifinals,” said Perlas’ Thai import Jutarat Montripila. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Montripila exploded with 31 points to negate the 30-point explosion of PayMaya import Tess Rountree.Pocari, having a tough time all conference after losing key players to other teams, pounced on a Creamline squad that came off a three-week lay-off.Pocari coach Jasper Jimenez credited their big opening set which threw off Creamline’s composure.“I think Creamline wasn’t used to trailing, because all conference they are usually leading,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “So our first set proved to be a big factor because we didn’t need to adjust that much.”Earlier, defending men’s champion Cignal clamped down on PLDT Home Fibr’s hitters to pound out a 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 decision in their own playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘KD’ in Manila
Approximately 400 drivers who work for industrial, medical and special gas provider BOC, and who are members of the trade union Unite, have voted to accept a two-year pay deal.The deal equates to a 6.7% pay increase over the two year period. This will be awarded as a 3.5% rise to basic pay and allowances, backdated to 7 June 2018, followed by a further 3.2% pay and allowance increase, effective from 17 June 2019.Earlier this year, Unite members employed by BOC voted in favour of industrial action after pay negotiations plateaued; however, the organisation’s management and Unite were able to come to terms without strike action taking place.BOC, which produces atmospheric gases, has sites in Britain and Northern Ireland, including Belfast, Merseyside, Motherwell, Port Talbot and Southampton.Tony Devlin, national officer at Unite, said: “By sticking together, drivers secured an inflation-beating pay increase.“At a time when pay across the economy has stalled or is growing at a snail’s pace, it’s worth being part of a union that is prepared to fight for a fair wage so [employees] can keep up with the rising cost of living.”BOC is unavailable for comment at the time of publication.