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National Honour For Karl Young

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedNational Honour For Karl Young FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The late Karl Augustus Young, founder of Jamaica’s first all-reggae radio station, IRIE FM, is to receive a national honour in recognition of his pioneering work in the media.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the announcement at the thanksgiving service for Mr. Young held on Saturday (June 26) at the Ocho Rios cruise ship pier in St. Ann.“We want to show Karl’s family that Jamaica loves him and we recognise his work and the Government wants to pay the highest tribute it can to Karl and his memory, and so Karl will receive a national honour in recognition of his work,” she stated.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia Grange, pays a floral tribute at the thanksgiving service for the late founder of Irie FM and Zip 103 FM, Karl Young. The service was held on Saturday (June 26) at the Ocho Rios cruise ship pier in St. Ann.Minister Grange said that Mr. Young “has been one of the most significant contributors to wealth creation in the Jamaican economy over the last 20 years, for there is no doubt that IRIE has added enormous value to national entertainment, enriching many artistes, producers, songwriters, video directors and sound system operators.”She said that Mr. Young was a humble man “but a cultural giant, whose clear purpose on earth was to amplify the voices and instruments of Jamaican musicians”. “He was indeed outstanding,” she added.Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, who brought greetings on behalf of Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, said that Mr. Young was an ordinary man, who had accomplished extraordinary things in his lifetime.“We have lost a good man, a good son and someone that we can truly say that we were indeed proud of and proud to have known. While we mourn, I want us to be comforted by his legacy.of decency, hard work, integrity and honesty,” Mrs. Robinson said, adding that he will be sadly missed.Meanwhile, President for the Media Association of Jamaica (MAJ), Gary Allen, extended condolences to the bereaved family and pledged the continued support of the media fraternity.“Karl Young is respected by all of us in the media. We respect him for changing the landscape in Jamaican media,” Mr. Allen said, noting that Mr. Young was committed to the MAJ and its work.Mr. Young, who also founded the very popular Zip 103 FM, died in the United States on June 10 after ailing for some time. He is survived by children Rocky, Annie, Joni, Karla, Kim and Chad; grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.Wife of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Lorna Golding; and Minister of Energy and Mining, Hon. James Robertson, were among the family, friends and well-wishers at the thanksgiving service. RelatedNational Honour For Karl Youngcenter_img National Honour For Karl Young CultureJune 29, 2010 RelatedNational Honour For Karl Younglast_img read more

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Finance Minister Leads Delegation To Foromic Chile 2015

first_imgRelatedGov’t Secures $810.2 Million World Bank Grant for Climate Change Project RelatedCivil Servants to Receive Retroactive Money Oct. 30 Story HighlightsFinance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillip left the island yesterday, Saturday, 24 October 2015 for Santiago de Chile, to attend FOROMIC Chile 2015, where the delegation will participate in the handing over ceremony for FOROMIC Jamaica 2016.In April 2014, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, designated Jamaica as the host of FOROMIC 2016 to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Dr. Phillips and the Jamaican delegation are scheduled to meet with the General Manager designate of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Mrs. Brigit Helms. Finance Minister Leads Delegation To Foromic Chile 2015JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJamaica Customs Exceeds Target for September Finance Minister Leads Delegation To Foromic Chile 2015 Finance & Public ServiceOctober 26, 2015Written by: Ministry of Finance and Planningcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillip left the island yesterday, Saturday, 24 October 2015 for Santiago de Chile, to attend FOROMIC Chile 2015, where the delegation will participate in the handing over ceremony for FOROMIC Jamaica 2016.In April 2014, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, designated Jamaica as the host of FOROMIC 2016 to be held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.Dr. Phillips and the Jamaican delegation are scheduled to meet with the General Manager designate of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), Mrs. Brigit Helms.FOROMIC is one of the most important marketplaces and conferences focusing on micro, small, and medium enterprise financing and development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The forum brings together delegations from financial and microfinance institutions, associations of micro entrepreneurs, government agencies, Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs), international organizations, academia among others.FOROMIC provides an essential meeting place for networking and business deals between private sector investors and microfinance institutions, which make the conference one of their primary business events of the calendar year. The event will increase Jamaica’s visibility on the international finance stage while providing local businesses the opportunity to interact with international financiers as well as possible international business partners.In 2014, when the forum was held in Ecuador, it attracted 1,300 participants from 44 countries. FOROMIC 2015 in Chile is expected to attract 1,500 participants; and the enthusiasm for  FOROMIC Jamaica is projected to push the registration to as much as 1,750 participants.Dr. Phillips is accompanied by the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Mr. Brian Wynter; the President of the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Mr. Milverton Reynolds; the Financial Secretary, Mr. Devon Rowe, the Technical Advisor to the Minister, Ms Helen McIntosh, and Head, IMF Coordination and Implementation Unit, Ms Judith Green.The team will return to Jamaica on Thursday, 29 October 2015. Photo: JIS PhotographerLeader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Update: Man taken to hospital following Letterkenny crash

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: Man taken to hospital following Letterkenny crash Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Pinterest A man has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital following a crash on the outskirts of Letterkenny this morning. The minor collision happened at around 11am in the Ballaghderg area at around 11am.The man is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Previous articleDonegal Athletic Championships to be held on Bank Holiday weekend.Next articleNaomh Colmcille back playing Gaelic Games News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook By News Highland – July 21, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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Comment / Comment: a new balance between ‘the business’ and IT could boost air cargo

first_img By Niall van de Wouw 14/06/2016 These titles are not just old wine in new bottles. I believe they represent a paradigm shift in how “business” and IT colleagues work together.Until very recently, new technology initiatives were mostly driven by IT departments. And, understandably, the available technology solutions were the anchor around which the conversation developed. But that meant that the resulting decisions may well have ended up with a solution that made most sense from a technology point of view, but seldom from a usability or flexibility standpoint. That is now changing, and for the better.Digitisation initiatives, relative to traditional IT projects, are increasingly driven by “the business”. Business managers are more involved – and are making sure that more than ever workable solutions are created.That may cause some issues during the development phase, as the wider organisation will (frequently) change its mind along the way, and will add stuff which was not originally foreseen. But the most important element is that this process safeguards a buy-in across an organisation. And therefore greatly increases the chance of a successful deployment and actual use, compared to projects that are primarily technology-driven.Serial entrepreneur Pieter Thiel, one of the PayPal founders, writes in his book From Zero to One that when it comes to automating processes, “the most value of coming decades will be built by entrepreneurs who are trying to empower people rather than try to make them obsolete”In order to really empower people through technology, organisations need applications that set their staff and clients at centre stage. At our company we call that “Humanised Technology”.By spending IT budgets “more wisely”, air cargo companies will improve their returns on such investments. And as the referenced benchmark study suggest, further process automation might be a good area to start with.Niall van de Wouw is managing director of CLIVE. He can be reached at [email protected] The correlation between different types of IT investments and profitability was analysed in a recent benchmark study (see here).The winning type of investment was “process automation”, which had a correlation to higher profits nearly twice as much as investments in analytics/big data. And it was nearly five times as high as investments in general application development.In short, the studied companies got the biggest bang for their buck when reducing the manual effort of staff and clients – as the authors wrote: “Executives should spend wisely, not necessarily more, on information technologies.”This study focused on US banks, but I would not be surprised if a similar correlation would be applicable to cargo airlines and forwarders. “Going digital”, which is much broader than “becoming paperless”, is now a common catchphrase at many (cargo) airlines. It is also reflected in some new job titles that I recently came across – “head of digital transformation”, and “vice-president digitisation”, to name but two.center_img ©-Ivelinrlast_img read more

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Wrap: CUT power past UJ, Tuks surge sinks Wits

first_img  487  38 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndo CUT Ixias and UP-Tuks emerged victorious on the opening day of the 2021 FNB Varsity Cup at the Tuks Stadium.CUT IXIAS 46 (19) – UJ 13 (6)After losing all five of their matches in last year’s Varsity Cup, UJ were hoping to make a winning start to the 2021 tournament, writes Bronwen Bain. However, it was CUT Ixias who made an early statement with a six-try, bonus-point win.It was set up by the CUT pack, who dominated the UJ scrum throughout. As a result, Ixias tighthead prop Janu Botha won the Player That Rocks award.The Bloemfontein university’s first four tries were all scored by forwards – flank Johannes Terblanche, lock Brendon Fortuin, hooker Janus Venter and No 8 Ulrich Stander, who burst away down the left touchline to score a point-of-origin try in the corner.Stander’s seven-pointer gave CUT a 26-6 lead after 50 minutes and while wing Prince Nkabinde’s try gave UJ hope, Ixias flyhalf Charles Williams’ boot and two tries from fullback Cohen Jasper completed a convincing win. Jasper stepped past two defenders during a brilliant run to score his second.Player That Rocks: Janu Botha (FNB CUT)CUT Ixias – Tries: Johannes Terblanche, Brendon Fortuin, Janus Venter, Ulrich Stander (1×7) Cohen Jasper (2). Conversions: Charles Williams (4). Penalties: Williams (2).UJ – Try: Prince Nkabinde. Conversion: Jonathan Viljoen. Penalties: Viljoen (2).UP-TUKS 48 (15) – WITS 25 (18)UP-Tuks switched gears in the second half to record a bonus-point win against Wits, writes Dan Lombard.It was the visitors who hit the ground running with a try by hooker Morne Brandon after five minutes. He followed up with his brace 13 minutes later as the blue machine used their powerful forwards to dominate the lineout.UP-Tuks fullback Alex-Zander du Plessis kept his charges within a shout of the opposition as he landed five penalties while his counterpart on the kicking tee, flyhalf Christian Humphries, added a conversion and a penalty to hand Wits a slender 18-15 lead at the break.UP-Tuks returned the favour in the second half as they maintained possession while playing in the right areas and their efforts were rewarded within three minutes as inside centre Louritz van der Schyff finished off a sweeping movement with a point-of-origin try. Rugby fans will know how descriptive the banter between forwards and backs is and the UP-Tuks forwards ensured one of their own bagged the next five-pointer via replacement prop Dewald Donald.The Johannesburg-based Witsies enjoyed a family affair as replacement hooker Justin Brandon, older brother of Morne, crossed the whitewash.A touching moment was when UP-Tuks replacement Werner Fourie took the field after recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumour that was diagnosed after round one last season.The final 10 minutes belonged to the Stripe Generation as replacement loose forward Stephan Smit and scrumhalf Clyde Lewis crossed the chalk, while Du Plessis ended the evening with 10/10 kicks at goal.Player That Rocks: Alex-Zander du Plessis (FNB UP-Tuks)UP-Tuks – Tries: Louritz van der Schyff (1×7), Dewald Donald, Stephan Smit, Clyde Lewis. Conversions: Alex-Zander du Plessis (4). Penalties: Du Plessis (6).Wits – Tries: Morne Brandon (2), Justin Brandon. Conversions: Christian Humphries (2). Penalties: Humphries (2).FNB Varsity Cup teams (Round 1)The remaining three matches of round one will be played at Tuks Stadium on Monday: NWU Eagles vs Madibaz (3pm), UWC vs FNB UFS Shimlas (5pm) and UCT Ikeys vs Maties (7pm).All three matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport channel 211. ‘ ‘ ‘ sinoticia.com埃及艷後:她睡了全歐洲最強的男人,只為征服世界?sinoticia.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Craig Lewis Posted in Top headlines, Top story, Varsity Cup Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDatemyage.comWould You Like To Meet 40+ Singles Near Tsuen Wan?Datemyage.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? 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Writers in Residence Fellowship

first_imgDeadline: 30 April 2017Open to: writers from Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and UkraineFellowship: 5,000 EUR for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member StatesDescriptionThe Central European Initiative Fellowship for Writers in Residence is an award aimed at encouraging cross-border cooperation and promotion in the field of literature for young writers from Central European countries not yet part of the European Union.The fellowship winner will be guest of the 32nd Vilenica International Literary Festival which will take place from 6 to 10 September 2017 at various locations in Slovenia. The fellowship winner will be officially announced at the press conference at the beginning of September, and fellowship will be awarded to him or her at the festival. The candidate is eligible for the fellowship from 6 September 2017 until 6 September 2018. Within 60 days after completion of the residency, the candidate must submit a written report.EligibilityApplicants eligible for the fellowship are writers from all genres under 35 (born after 1982 – from 1 January 1983 onwards) from CEI Member States, which are not part of the European Union (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine).FellowshipThe fellowship is endowed with a cash award of EUR 5,000 for a three-month stay in any of the Central European Initiative Member States, selected by the candidate.How to apply?The deadline for applications is 30 April 2017.Applications must be received in a sealed envelope by regular mail.Slovene Writers’ Association(Writer in Residence)Tomšičeva 12SI-1000 LjubljanaThe application must include the following obligatory enclosures:A filled in registration form;A biography of the applicant in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces);Copy of a valid ID or passport with the visible date and place of birth, and the citizenship of the applicant;A bibliography of the applicant in English (max. 3600 characters without spaces);A description in English of the project to be undertaken during the three-month residence(2000 – 4500 characters without spaces). The project must be a literary work (all genres and themes), not a research project;One original signed letter of recommendation in English (max. 1800 characters without spaces, letters without the original signature will not be considered).More information in the official call. February 14, 2017 Published by kristyna Tweet ← IDEX 2017 Global Fellows Program in India Pocket LinkedIn 0 Writers in Residence Fellowship Antall József Summer School in Budapest Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. center_img Sustainable Blue Growth Summer School, Italy Similar Stories CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence +1 Hessnatur Foundation Scholarship in Fashion at ESMOD Berlin → Share 0 Redditlast_img read more

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Mini-grids to disrupt the energy storage market

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Image source: Rubitec A consultancy specialising in off-grid power generation, THEnergy, highlights that new investments from companies such as Shell, Engie, Mitsui, Total, and Caterpillar will boost the energy storage market in the rural electrification segment up to 50 MWh annually. In the long-term, 1 GWh per year will be possible, this is according to THEnergy new research analysis performed across Africa and Asia.Until recently, development finance institutes (DFIs) and impact investors had invested in renewable energy based rural electrification. This has changed with the recent investments of Shell, Engie, Total, Mitsui, and Caterpillar, which have also turned the segment into a serious business opportunity for energy storage providers.Battery storage techIn rural electrification applications, lead-acid batteries were traditionally used. The objective was to first build mini-grids at the lowest total cost to demonstrate the viability of the business model to potential investors. Additional risks such as from new lithium-ion storage technology also were to be avoided.The decreases in cost of lithium-ion batteries are changing the situation. The difference regarding the total cost of ownership is tightening. The gap is often sufficiently small to swap to superior lithium-ion technology.In many cases, only capital constraints make private mini-grid developers opt for low CAPEX lead-acid batteries.Most of the mini-grid developers interviewed for this study, expect to pursue the technology shift within the next two years. Many also have stated that they would be interested in training from storage manufacturers.It can also be observed that many developing target countries of rural electrification have, so far, no experience with lithium-ion batteries.This could lead to unexpected costs regarding export or transport. For example, in Kenya and Tanzania, lithium-ion batteries are subject to PVoC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity) procedures.First developers already use lithium-ion batteries to ensure that the plants they are building right now will still be viable in the future when the full cost degression potential of the new technology will have been realised.Other energy storage technologies such as flow-batteries so far do not play an important role in this segment. Despite a good fit from a technical point of view, further cost cuts are needed to make flow technology economically viable in rural electrification.Key markets for storage solutionsAmongst the main markets for energy storage solutions in the mini-grid segment are India, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Ghana, Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Haiti.Dr. Thomas Hillig, managing director of THEnergy, predicts: “The recent investments in rural electrification will enable the construction of several hundred mini-grids per year. The market segment will finally come to life – also from a commercial perspective.”“In the short-term we will see an annual market potential of 50 MWh – in the long-term this could raise to 1 GWh. Storage manufacturers should consider entering this market early.” TAGSFuture Energy Nigeria Previous articleSolar power continues trajectoryNext articleKenya: Wanjii hydro undergoes modernisation works Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. BRICS Generation RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Finance and Policylast_img read more

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Lier Grand Prix Special Results Removed from Olympic Rankings

first_img SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Following a thorough investigation into results from the three-star Dressage event at Lier (BEL), the FEI has found evidence of nationalistic judging in favour of a Ukrainian athlete, Inna Logutenkova, by two Ukrainian judges in the Grand Prix Special test on March 2, 2016.As a result, the FEI Dressage Committee, with the full support of the FEI Executive Board, has ruled that the results from the CDI3* Grand Prix Special will not count towards the Olympic and World Rankings.In addition, the FEI Executive Board has agreed that it will recommend to the FEI Bureau support of the Dressage Committee in reviewing the judging by establishing a working group composed of Committee members and external experts who will look into and supply proposals to address these matters.“This was a clear example of nationalistic judging and the FEI takes this very seriously”, FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said. “The FEI has a duty to take the appropriate measures if it is shown that nationalistic judging has occurred.“Judging at all FEI events must be absolutely fair and the integrity of the competitions and of the judges themselves must be beyond reproach.”As a result of the removal of the Lier Grand Prix Special results, the final allocation of quota places for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has now been completed. Confirmed Olympic qualifications are available here. Tags: FEI, More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

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Mom allegedly threatens to shoot up elementary school, references Parkland gunman

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriffs Office(LAKE WORTH, Fla.) — A Florida mom allegedly threatened to shoot up an elementary school because she was upset over her kids’ move to a different building — and made reference to Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz in a conversation about the threat, according to documents.Miranda Perez, 28, of Lake Worth, Florida, has been charged with sending a written threat to conduct a mass shooting, according to the probable cause affidavit.Perez allegedly told a man on Facebook messenger on Sunday that she was upset her kids were being moved to Barton Elementary School in Lake Worth, according to the affidavit.The man said Perez “made comments in reference” to Cruz, who is accused of killing 17 people in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last year.Perez allegedly told the man via Facebook video chat that she was going to Facebook friend Cruz’s brother, Zachary Cruz, because she likes “violent things,” the affidavit said.After the video chat, Perez allegedly wrote on Facebook messenger to the man, “I’m thinking of doing a school shooting at Barton… It’s there [sic] fault,” the affidavit said.Perez’s home was among those impacted by a school board resolution that forced about 390 students to change schools to help address overcrowding, according to the Miami Herald.Perez allegedly confirmed that she did send the messages and said “she did think about shooting the school, but claimed she would never actually do it,” the affidavit said.Perez was arrested Sunday and has been taken to a behavioral treatment center, according to court records. She has not yet appeared in court or been assigned an attorney, according to the public defender’s office.School district spokeswoman Julie Houston Trieste told ABC News the arrest was brought to the district’s attention by the sheriff’s office. She declined to comment further citing the ongoing case. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ticketer adds to its farmyard friends repertoire for fun

first_imgThe developers at Ticketer have been busy adding to their farmyard repertoire.  Once again, in support of Ipswich Buses’ involvement in fundraising for St Elizabeth Hospice, the team has adapted all ticket machines to emit a farmyard animal sound.Ipswich Buses ticket machines will ‘baa’ whenever someone buys a Family 5 ticket during Woolly Pully Week which runs 12-16 DecemberDuring Woolly Pully Week, when people are encouraged to wear festive Christmas jumpers to raise money for the Hospice, Ipswich Buses ticket machines will ‘baa’ whenever someone buys a Family 5 ticket.Woolly Pully Week runs from 12th to 16th December 2016, and supporters wear their ‘craziest Christmas knit’ and donate £2 to St Elizabeth Hospice.Ipswich Buses is also doing its bit by encouraging drivers and supervisors to join in, as well as collecting credit tickets from customers to turn into cash donations for them. All the money raised helps ensure nobody has to face their illness alone this Christmas. This is not the first time Ticketer has been asked to create an audible response to a ticket being issued. Earlier this year Ipswich Buses ticket machines were ‘oinking’ in response to another fundraising initiative for St Elizabeth Hospice.Jeremy Cooper, Director for Ipswich Buses, says:  “Our ‘noisy’ ticket machines were a big hit in the summer and so we were keen to do something again for the Hospice.  Woolly Pully Week gave us the perfect opportunity to go baa-king mad.”John Clarfelt, Managing Director of Ticketer, adds:  “Ewe will never find Ticketer turning down a challenge, and once again we were more than happy to say yes, and avoid looking sheep-ish.”The Ticketer system is designed to put ticketing control back in the hands of the operator, regardless of the size of the operation.It has removed the need for depot infrastructure as the system is supported via a hosted managed service, accessed via the internet.  The fixed budget cost structure ensures that there are no hidden costs or unexpected future payments.Ticketer is a UK based company; the software is developed and devices are manufactured in the UK, using industry standard components.This approach ensures technical, manufacturing, and assembly are all handled locally, in order to enable it to control production changes, maintain quality standards and keep timelines to a minimum.last_img read more