International media organisations call for an end to attacks on the press

first_img NepalAsia – Pacific News News News Receive email alerts Members of the ‘International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission to Nepal’ have been closely monitoring the developments in Nepal since the process of restoring democracy and press freedoms began in April 2006. The International Mission welcomes the enactment of the Right to Information Act and steps to protect the rights of journalists under the Working Journalists Act. In addition, we commend those Nepali journalists and media and freedom of expression organisations that have continuously advocated for legislative reform and defended press freedoms.At the same time, the International Mission remains highly concerned about the continuing violence against journalists and the media in Nepal, including by groups affiliated with the former combatant parties in the conflict. According to information provided by Nepali sources, there have been over 116 incidents of attempts to prevent journalists from doing their job of informing the people between 1 January and 31 July 2007 alone. These incidents include arrests, attacks on media companies, abduction of journalists, threats and harassment and obstructions to the free flow of information, including disruptions in the production processes. It is disturbing that the same media which played a leading role in the restoration of democracy a year ago have now become the target of attacks from various groups. A free and fairly elected Constituent Assembly remains the next vital step in Nepal’s peace process. The Constituent Assembly, for which elections are currently scheduled for November, will have a mandate to adopt a new Constitution which will define the structure of the State. Such a process depends on increased and informed debate in which the positions of all stakeholders are heard, and this will only be possible if there is a free, independent and pluralistic media able to inform the public without fear of retribution. The lack of such a plural and unobstructed media environment throughout the country, and specifically in those areas affected by conflict, could jeopardise a free and fair outcome to the elections.We therefore call on all stakeholders, including the Government and specifically the Ministry of Information, the political parties and affiliated groups throughout Nepal, the numerous active interest groups and the Nepali people in general to work collectively to build an environment that enables the media to report on the elections effectively and safely free from intimidation or attack. RSF_en August 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 International media organisations call for an end to attacks on the press Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage June 8, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Nepal Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill Members of the International Mission include:ARTICLE 19Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)FreeVoiceInternational Federation of Journalists (IFJ)International Media Support (IMS)International Press Institute (IPI)International News Safety Institute (INSI)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)World Association of Newspapers (WAN)World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC) May 29, 2019 Find out more NepalAsia – Pacific May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Mountain Mama: How to Find Outdoor Jobs for Couples

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,My husband and I spend every moment outside of our mundane 8 to 5 office jobs in the mountains, backpacking, and on the river. We’re both miserable stuck inside and want to leave the city life for the mountains. We would like to work together, outside, doing something to benefit Mother Nature. The perfect job would allow us to spread awareness of how to enjoy the mountains and preserve the land. My husband has experience working in the outdoors.How can we find a husband and wife job outdoors, or outdoor jobs for couples?Thanks,Outdoor Lover—————————————————————————–Dear Outdoor Lover,Oh, how claustrophobic and stifling the office gig can get! Especially this time of year when summer vacations have come and gone, when there is one work week stacked upon another for months on end until the next respite from the computer, phone, and copier.Before you take the leap from office career to pursue an outdoor job, let me remind you that the grass isn’t always greener. The pay is often lower, benefits are difficult to come by, and the work can be seasonal. You and your husband might end up working holidays and weekends.But if you’re undaunted by the drawbacks, you could enjoy waking up in paradise every morning. You will be able to breathe in fresh mountain air and get out in the mountains and on the rivers you so dearly love.Your letter says that your husband has some experience working in the outdoors. Since you don’t mention whether you have outdoor experience, I’ll assume that you don’t. That’s okay, because what you do have is office skills, which are needed in every industry. Take a look at the website workingcouples.com and check out options for couples to take care of ranches, farms, campgrounds, and outdoor centers. Most of these jobs tend to be year-round positions and employers prefer couples since they will keep one another company during the off-season.Or pick a particular outdoor sport and start racking up your certifications. From accountants turned hang glider instructors to lawyers who became raft guides, there are plenty of examples of folks who have waved good-bye to the career track in search of a more fulfilling lifestyle. If you want to go the guide or instructor route, I’d suggest spending all your free time building up your credentials. For example, if you want to work on the river, take a Swiftwater Rescue Class, ACA and BCU instructor courses, and sign up for raft guiding training next year. For more information on how to become a raft guide, check out the Nantahala Outdoor Center’s guide training.Outdoor Lover, dream about what you want your life in the mountains to be like. Do you want to work seasonal jobs with breaks in between seasons? Or do you prefer the security of year-long work? How much money do you need to feel comfortable? How important are benefits? Let the answers guide your life direction.Happy job hunting!Mountain MamaGOT A QUESTION FOR MOUNTAIN MAMA? SEND IT HERElast_img read more

NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Football Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has endorsed the final table of the Nigeria Professional Football League for the 2019/2020 season as prepared and released by the League Management Company.The decision was taken at a virtual meeting held at the instance of the President of the NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, to deliberate on all the issues arising from the forced ending to the season by COVID-19. On the agreement reached by all stakeholders to use the Points-Per-Game to determine the final table and the subsequent petition by Rivers United FC, the Committee unanimously recommended that the NFF Executive Committee endorses the LMC decision and the Final Table for the 2019/2020 season in line with the NFF Statutes.It also charged the LMC to work out its calendar to ensure that very minimal number of matches are postponed for Clubs taking part in continental competitions.As part of its consultations on the matter, the NFF reached out to both continental-governing body, CAF, and world-governing body, FIFA, whose responses affirmed the position of the NFF Football Committee.The said meeting of the NFF Football Committee reviewed the following: “The process followed by the LMC from May 2020 when the NFF approved the decision to end the NPFL 2019/2020 season at Match day 25 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, to July 2020 when it approved the NPFL table based on the PPG system with the top three teams to represent Nigeria in the 2020/2021 CAF Inter-Clubs Competitions.“The relevant provisions of the NPFL Rule Book that the LMC relied upon to end the season and adopt the PPG. “The Petition from Rivers Utd proposing for the LMC to use the Goal difference to break the tie.“The LMC’s response to Rivers Utd Petition seeking to clarify the issues and stating the basis of its decision.”Tags: Amaju Melvin PinnickCOVID-19LMCNFFnpflSanctionVirtual Meetinglast_img read more

AP source: Rebuilding Padres hire rookie manager Tingler

first_img A person familiar with the decision says the rebuilding San Diego Padres have hired Jayce Tingler from the Texas Rangers as their new manager.The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring hasn’t been announced.Tingler has most recently been the major league player development field coordinator for the Rangers. His only previous managerial experience has been at the lowest rungs.He replaces Andy Green, who was blamed for the Padres’ second-half collapse when he fired with eight games left in the season.Tingler faces tremendous expectations from ownership and a long-suffering fan base. The Padres were last in the NL West at 70-92 even after signing Manny Machado to a $300 million contract and promoting top rookies Fernando Tatis Jr. and Chris Paddack. WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV COMMENT Last Updated: 24th October, 2019 21:56 IST AP Source: Rebuilding Padres Hire Rookie Manager Tingler A person familiar with the decision says the rebuilding San Diego Padres have hired Jayce Tingler from the Texas Rangers as their new manager.center_img Associated Press Television News First Published: 24th October, 2019 21:56 IST Written By FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Holy Lightning Balls! What the Heck?

first_imgIt seems lightning is getting worse…more deadly and more common. Golfer Phil Mickelson’s hotel was hit by lightning in Illinois knocking off the chimney and starting a fire. And severe weather shut down last night’s Backstreet Boys concert in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Recently five workers in Wellington were blown off a roof by a bolt of lightning killing at least one. But did you know that lightning comes in balls too?Ball lightning may be an atmospheric electrical phenomenon, the physical nature of which is still controversial. The term refers to reports of luminous, usually spherical objects which vary from pea-sized to several meters in diameter. It is sometimes associated with thunderstorms, but unlike lightning flashes, which last only a fraction of a second, ball lightning reportedly lasts many seconds.Laboratory experiments have produced effects that are visually similar to reports of ball lightning, but it is presently unknown whether these are actually related to any naturally occurring phenomenon. Scientific data on natural ball lightning is scarce owing to its infrequency and unpredictability. The presumption of its existence is based on reported public sightings, and has therefore produced somewhat inconsistent findings. Given inconsistencies and the lack of reliable data, the true nature of ball lightning is still unknown. Until recently, ball lightning was often regarded as a fantasy or a hoax. Reports of the phenomenon were dismissed for lack of physical evidence, and were often regarded the same way as UFO sightings.Natural ball lightning appears infrequently and unpredictably, and is therefore rarely (if ever truly) photographed. However, several purported photos and videos exist. Perhaps the most famous story of ball lightning unfolded when 18th-century physicist Georg Wilhelm Richmann installed a lightning rod in his home and was struck in the head – and killed – by a “pale blue ball of fire.”last_img read more

Music, Food and Fun Return May 31-June 2 at RiverFest

first_imgBy Torri SingerRED BANK – The Wells Fargo RiverFest is back and ready to present a full family-friendly weekend from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.The festival kicks off summer 2013 in the right spirit with New Jersey’s largest free outdoor food and music festival, sponsored by Wells Fargo. RiverFest will be held at Marine Park – rain or shine – 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 31; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 1; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.Danny Murphy, owner of Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, is the 2013 RiverFest organizer. He was also one of the original founders of the Red Bank RiverFest back in 1980.The festival that locals know and love today is far different than what they would have found 30 years ago, he said.“We had 14 restaurants, ran for one day under one tent, 5,000 people showed up and most of us ran out of food by 2 or 3 o’clock,” Murphy said.Over the years RiverFest has evolved, but one thing attendees can be sure to count on this year is the great variety of food and music.Featuring local and regional businesses and musicians is somewhat of a RiverFest tradition. This year event-goers can sample food from 21 local restaurants and caterers while listening to live talent such as JoBonanno & The Godsons of Soul, Motor City Revue, Brian Kirk & The Jirks and The Jazz Lobsters.“It’s just amazing, we were voted as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by Life Magazine,” Murphy said.As popularity for the event has grown, the number of people who make RiverFest a summer destination has multiplied, to say the least. “The event exploded into over 100,000 people over the last few years visiting between Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.”A new addition to RiverFest is its effort to go green. An official sponsor of the festival, M&S Waste Services, will help to organize a “zero waste” event, encouraging vendors and community members to recycle waste throughout the weekend.As for the future of RiverFest, Murphy expects it to keep growing in size and with the times. For next year, event-goers anticipating RiverFest 2014 can look out for some new additions. “Different vendors, more homegrown artwork and more artists and painters to slowly evolve with the cultural aspect of the festival,” Murphy said.Additional information about RiverFest 2013 is available on its website at www.redbankriverfest.org.For more visitor information, contact the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, 732-741-0055.Interested vendors and sponsors, may contact This Is It! Productions, 201-653-2699, ext. 201. Visit the RiverFest 2013 website at www.redbankriverfest.org.last_img read more

Kootenay Ice host Major Midget tryout camp this weekend at NDCC Arena

first_imgMidget-aged hockey players from throughout the Kootenays will be in Nelson this weekend to attend the evaluation camp of the Kootenay Ice Midget AAA Hockey Team.The Ice is part of the 11-team B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for players 15, 16 and 17 year old.Camps are held every year to evaluate players and help coaches select teams. The Kootenay Ice camp, headed up by head coach Mario DiBella and former Nelson Leaf assistant Sean Dooley, is one of 11 held throughout the province.Camp, set for the NDCC Arena in Nelson, begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. with registration followed by a parent meeting.Players, divided into two groups, take to the ice for sessions to close out the first day.Saturday, coaches and evaluators select three teams for scrimmage games.Those teams will be cut to two teams, which play a two-hour game Sunday morning.The tryout camp concludes with player interview Sunday afternoon.The success of the BCMML is at an all time high with the 2011-2012 Evaluation Camps setting a new record for the highest registration in league history.  Approximately 800 players will hit the ice this weekend.The 2011 BCMML champion Vancouver North West Giants defeated Alberta rep Red Deer Rebels to advance to the National Midget Championship TELUS Cup for the first time in league history.In 2010-11 the Kootenay Ice finished 10th overall with an 8-25-7 record. Some of last year’s team, including Dryden Hunt of Nelson and Luke Bertolucci of Trail used seasoning in the BCMMHL to garner potential spots on Tier II Junior A rosters in the B.C. Hockey [email protected]last_img read more

Canucks Win Battle of Traded Players, But Lose Game 5-3 to Buffalo

first_img In this manner, they really are difference makers for this club.  If they were scoring at their regular point-plus per game clip, it’s unlikely the Canucks would have had so many games reach overtime recently, and probably would have completed the comeback tonight.  There’s certainly enough blame to go around for those three goals against – the fourth line of Lapierre-Malhotra-Kassian and the third defensive pairing of Rome-Gragnani were all on the ice for the first and third goals, with Malhotra in particular appearing to be uncharacteristically out of position on the first, Lapierre on the third.  The second goal was a bit of a fire drill in the Canucks’ zone, Hamhuis turning the puck over, then chasing, an unlucky bounce across the slot, Luongo and Burrows losing their sticks, etc.  As I mentioned above – it was just a perfect storm to Buffalo’s benefit. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily. The Vancouver Canucks hosted the Buffalo Sabres in a rare meeting between the expansion cousins on Saturday night at Rogers Arena.  What was, for the longest time, a ho-hum game on the late-season schedule took on increased relevance after last Monday’s trade between the two teams, which sent rookies Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian across the continent. The play between the two players was an interesting subplot to the game, ending with a 5-3 Buffalo victory.This game was a story of two different games.  The Canucks typically start games well and score first in two out of every three games.  Tonight, they came out extremely flat, and that start coupled with some questionable goaltending by starter Roberto Luongo doomed them to a 3-0 deficit just over five minutes into the first. The Buffalo goals were scored by Ville Leino, who had the first two, and by Brad Boyes, who wired a shot past Luongo, off the post and in, then quickly back out, which caused officials to rule no-goal until the NHL situation room reviewed the play.Luongo can be legitimately faulted on the first two Leino goals, and once the third one went in, coach Alain Vigneault had seen enough and relieved him of his duties in favour of Cory Schneider.From that point forth, the Canucks were a different team, outskating, outworking, outhitting, outshooting, and outscoring the Sabres through the balance of the game.  The second period featured a number of power plays and some immense pressure by Vancouver, however, they weren’t able to solve Buffalo netminder Ryan Miller until 15:37 when David Booth beat him on the power play. Booth added a second goal at 3:43 of the third, his goals bookending a fluky goal by ex-Canuck Christian Ehrhoff which went in a minute before Booth scored.  Zach Kassian rounded out the scoring for the Canucks, scoring his first as a Canuck as he made a game of it at 17:14 of the final stanza, before Tyler Ennis iced it for the Sabres with just over a minute remaining, scoring into an empty net.  I actually had to miss the first period of the game live, and watched it at the conclusion of the game.  If you started watching tonight’s game at the beginning of the second period and didn’t know the score, you would have sworn the Canucks easily handled the Sabres. Unfortunately for the Canucks, tonight was one of those nights where there was a perfect storm early in the game, and every mistake wound up in the back of the net.  Frankly, I thought Vancouver played with great intensity throughout the game and generally took the game to Buffalo. While they weren’t rewarded with any points for their efforts, there have been too many nights in the last month where the Canucks appear to be merely coasting through, and they are a good enough team to garner points based on those efforts.Those types of games are not going to produce a lot of wins come playoff time, so it was refreshing to see the Canucks being forced to play with some urgency – bringing the game to Buffalo physically, creating scoring chances, drawing penalties, and the like.  Ehrhoff’s goal was completely against the run of play and went in off Aaron Rome’s skate – if that goal hadn’t found its way into the back of the net, the result would have been more positive for Vancouver. The Canucks just didn’t get the bounces tonight – and over an 82 game schedule, there are bound to be nights like this one.  In a way, it’s somewhat comforting to know that the Canucks can put a bad effort on the ice, receive subpar goaltending, and still come within a hair of getting points out of the game. GAME OBSERVATIONS Hodgson made his return to Vancouver and centred Buffalo’s second line. He finished with no points in 16:52 of icetime, with a plus one rating.  Hodgson made a few nice plays, but missed the net on his best chances.  Kassian, on the other hand, was promoted to Kesler’s second line in the second period and wound up igniting the unit, as it accounted for all three Canuck goals.  Kassian also led the team with seven hits, providing exactly what he was brought in to do. The ineffectiveness of the Canucks power play is becoming a major concern.  The question here is one of chicken vs. egg:  are the PP stats bad because the twins aren’t playing well; or, are the twins’ stats struggling because they are having trouble scoring on the PP?  It seems obvious these are co-dependent – the way the games are being played (and called) now, it’s tough for them to find space on the ice to work their magic.  This should be a major concern for everyone in Canuck Nation. Regardless, Luongo could have made saves on the first two goals, his decision on the second one being a horrible one, as he swatted the puck into the slot with his blocker. The Sedin twins continue to struggle mightily.  Each time they appear to gotten over their scoring woes, they have another game like tonight where they fail to deliver any points.  Some stats:  they have combined for one point in the last five games; one power play goal in the last 19 games; and they have only had points in 4 out of the last 12 games. The second line nearly made the difference tonight.  After Raymond was moved off the unit in favour of Kassian, they produced two goals.  Kassian has come as advertised – he can skate, he hits, and provides a physical presence the team needed.  I’m slowly being convinced the trade might not have been as disastrous as I originally thought.  On the other hand, I have seen enough of Marc-Andre Gragnani.  It’s one thing to “jump into the play” and try to get some points from the back end, but completely the other to play as a forward when you’re a rearguard.  I don’t think he looked good tonight and look forward to seeing Chris Tanev back in the lineup. AV needs to consider making the demotion of Raymond permanent – his speed and defensive abilities are valuable, but not on a scoring line.  I’ve changed my mind on this – I have felt that his abilities to create turnovers benefitted his linemates, but when you can predict with certainty how every foray he makes into the offensive zone will play out (ending with losing the puck), it’s time to try something different.  “Something different” tonight resulted in two goals, so I say, stick with it. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Night:  Oft-maligned Hockey Night in Canada play-by-play man Mark Lee was on the call tonight.  Apparently I’m in the minority, as I like the way he calls a game.  I like the intonation he uses and some of his nomenclature and sentence structure is entertaining.  It was (rudely) pointed out to me on Twitter tonight that he makes mistakes – however, I believe that you could find errors by almost every play by play voice in the business.Frankly, the biggest thing I like about him is that he calls a fair game, not exhibiting any discernable bias for or against any particular teams.  My distaste for HNIC is well-documented, and most of it stems from their tacit acceptance of everything the league does and lack of holding the league to account when it’s warranted. This bias starts at the top and filters its way down through the studio teams and right into the play by play teams.  Lee, and his partner Kevin Weekes, may not call the best game ever and might say a few silly things here and there, but at least you can trust them to call what they see on the ice exactly how they see it, and tell you when they agree or disagree.  As a viewer, watching a national broadcast, that’s all I expect.If you’re a Canuck fan and you missed HNIC After Hours, it’s a must-see.  Find someone that PVR’ed it, or look for it on the CBC website.  The segment starts with a good interview with Kassian, and finishes with a full 25 minutes of comedy, courtesy of Kevin Bieksa.  Pure entertainment.Looking ahead:  On Tuesday night, the Canucks host the Dallas Stars in the third game of their season-long seven game homestand. The story of this game really is the fact that Buffalo was up 3-0 before the Canucks realized a game was going on, and were provided tremendous goalkeeping by Miller compared to a subpar effort from Luongo.last_img read more

Spotlight on South Africa’s street children

first_imgStreet children in South Africa maysoon find their lives changing for thebetter under the new national strategy.(Image: New Hope Volunteers)MEDIA CONTACTS • Thapelo SakoanaMedia liaison officer, Department ofSocial Development+27 12 312 7303 or +27 78 453 6750RELATED ARTICLES• Non-violence campaign kicks off in SA• Education focus of Mandela Day 2010• SA families give back on Mandela Day• Presidency talks to children• Youth Month focus on employmentSource: BuanewsAt the end of the 2011 national Child Protection Week, held every year at the end of May, the government turned its focus to children living and working in the street by launching a national strategy to address their specific issues.The strategy, launched on 6 June by Lulu Xingwana, the minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, will be used as a tool to coordinate the government’s effort to prevent marginalisation of children, and to assist those who are already living and working in the street.The 2011 Child Protection Week programme was launched under the theme Working Together to Protect Children.Xingwana emphasised that the end of Child Protection Week does not mean people should stop protecting children or advocating for their rights.“Instead, this week should become just one milestone in our sustained efforts to protect our children from violence and abuse,” she said.Working together to protect childrenSpeaking at the launch in Bloemfontein, Free State province, Xingwana said the strategy will offer guidance on the services and programmes which are available to help street children.“With the cold weather affecting most parts of the country, street children face severe difficulties, requiring a coordinated response from the government and other organisations involved in addressing the challenge.”She noted that the phenomenon of children living and working in the streets is worldwide, but the precise number is difficult to assess accurately because of constant changes in the status of affected children.She said street children are a manifestation of socio-economic problems which children and families experience in communities, leading to their marginalisation.Unicef estimates that there are about 100-million children living and working in the street worldwide. The majority of these children are in developing countries.“While some vulnerable children may be protected through social assistance and child care services provided by the government and NGOs, other children are not detected,” said Xingwana.She said that this is why the Department of Social Development has developed a strategy which will advise on the best response to the needs of children at risk of having to make a life in the street, as well as those who are already in that position.The strategy focuses on prevention and early intervention to reduce risks, enhance protection of children already on the street, and reintegrate these children back into their communities.last_img read more

Airports, Prisoners & Hospital Patients: Today’s Top Stories on Internet of Things

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Internet of Things#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Internet of Things, the growth and bringing online of sensor data to create a foundation for innovation, is expected to be a big trend in 2010. ReadWriteWeb has been covering it extensively and we offer below the three top stories in Internet of Things over the last 24 hours, from around the web. A new report on airport satisfaction points to opportunities for more sensors. RFID to track interactions between prisoners and guards? It’s happening now. And a hospital that will use sensors to alert staff of the location and medical histories of patients in crisis, on a big electronic whiteboard centrally located. Those are our three top stories for today. (Editorial selection assisted by OneSpot.)It’s Time for Better Technology in AirportsA Smarter Planet BlogIBM’s Steve Hamm discusses J.D. Power’s newest report on customer satisfaction with airports. “There have been some important technology advances in airports, such as near-ubiquitous wi-fi access and plenty of check-in kiosks, but it seems like two of the biggest headaches could use some more technology help. Those frustrations, of course, are baggage handling and security checkpoints.”I feel an iPhone app or two coming along in the future, don’t you?RFID wristbands used to monitor guard, prisoner interactionsRFID NewsRFID News reports on a system to be implemented by an Illinois prison that will interface between “read/write technology” for “real-time, electronic recordkeeping, tracking, and reporting.”Accountability for guards sounds good. Lossless RFID tags in prisons sounds like the end of believable jail-break movies though, doesn’t it?Versus RTLS to Support Ministry of Health Performance Goals at Rouge Valleyrfid-readyRfid-ready reports on a Canadian hospital’s use of an innovative “Real-time Locating System” to reduce the time patients wait for care, to respond to emergencies and to maintain continuity of care. The hospital was chosen by the Canadian government as one of more than 20 to focus on reducing Emergency Room wait times.Sounds like something that could bring some sanity to an insane situation – the emergency room.For a broad overview of this sector, see: Top 5 Web Trends of 2009: Internet of Things and 5 Companies Building the Internet of Things. marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more