What Lives in Ciscos Digitized Spaces

Mastering Digital Transformation Gary Audin April 26, 2019 Does your organization have the right strategy in place to ‘pivot’ around challenges and become a digital enterprise? Log in or register to post comments In a recent blog, a Cisco technology executive introduced the notion of “digitized spaces,” growing out of steady improvements in geolocation resolution for mobile devices. He lists it as one of the five critical technologies for enterprises, but what can we really expect from it? Cisco, after all, is famous for making strategic mountains out of functional molehills. Has it done that here?If you read the Cisco blog, you’ll find that the introduction to digitized spaces is pretty pedestrian and perhaps a little alarming. It starts with the idea that precise geolocation not only can figure out what building you’re in or street you’re on, but where exactly you are down to the store department or counter or the shop you’re in front of. Cisco proposes that this could be combined with demographic data on you to allow merchants to understand just what kind of customer is moving where, and presumably to target your interests based on where you’re walking or standing.How intrusive is this? Imagine walking down the isle of a supermarket looking for a jar of peanut butter, bombarded by “You need oranges for your health! Stop here and buy!” or “Your peanut butter will taste better on Gizmo-Bread!” This level of marketing would almost surely provoke regulatory reaction, and phone vendors would be expected to filter out the intrusions, right?That’s the hidden secret of digitized spaces — it’s not your primary dwelling, but a kind of vacation home. A digitized space is a combination of your digital footprint and that of the other people, places, and retailers in the world. You enter one not just by walking around, but by having a purpose that’s driving the walk. Your device, combined presumably with cloud features, then offers you assistance based on that intersection of digital-you and digital-whatever. “Assistance” isn’t meddling in your everyday life, it’s helping you with personal missions. The mission is what matters; where you are in it is just a refinement to make the digitized space more useful.Digitized spaces even have a non-privacy-threatening application — to almost any outside worker. Workers aren’t just wandering aimlessly through space, they’re supposed to be doing something specific, meaning that they have a mission. If we can combine things like geolocation (where, precisely, the worker is), the location of that which is being worked on or is needed for work, and the mission, productivity-enhancing information is much easier to offer and applications are more valuable to companies. This, in turn, justifies higher spending on IT.If it’s the mission ecosystem that makes digitized spaces a really good idea, then it’s that same mission ecosystem that raises serious questions about whether Cisco really understands its own concept. Most of us have smartphones with GPS accuracy sufficient to use for navigation while driving. Surely that level of precision would at least start the digitized spaces wave, if location was the critical piece of the puzzle. That we don’t all have digital-spaces-vacation-homes to live in already must mean something.What it means is that Cisco has taken a massive leap in strategic thinking and then tied it to an incredibly tactical vision of execution. Digitized spaces are the way of the future, thinks Cisco execs (true). Digitized spaces are really massive cloud ecosystems that gather information about each of us and about every other mission for every entity in our real world (true). This massive ecosystem will take years or maybe decades to deploy (true), and therefore won’t generate zip for revenue in the coming quarter (true). Conclusion: Digitized-space-wash marketing with simple geolocation, which we can talk about and do easily, and forget the great strategy. True, also.Of course, the rest of the industry doesn’t have to put Cisco’s blinders on. Digitized spaces may well be the perfect application for the open-source community. What’s needed is a combination of assembling the right pieces — which range from information-gathering and could include the Internet of Things (IoT) to analytics and database technology — and framing the delivery of information through a simple set of APIs. Almost everything we need from the software side is already in place somewhere… we just have to assemble it.And that of course demands those annoying instructions. Ecosystems need parts, but also insight to assemble them properly. Experience in tech has shown that there are two parts to this critical insight: a vision of the goals and a model of how features can be assembled to fulfill them. The second of those has proven the hardest to get, and that’s true both in the commercial world and in open-source software. Commercially, nobody wants to carry the burden of socializing a new concept when others will be a beneficiary of their success. In open source, there’s often no real way of socializing at all, and without effective promotion no digitized space will ever get enough digits to be useful.What lives in Cisco’s digitized spaces? Pretty much anything people think is important, which makes substantive ecosystemic vision and progress essential. The problem is that like real houses, digitized spaces have to be built before they’re used. Cisco can’t do that on its own, and even the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that Cisco contributes to may not be the full answer. What Cisco needs is to become an open-source digitized-spaces incubator, a sponsor of the critical pieces of its own strategy that it isn’t going to provide as a product line. If Cisco can do that, its concept of digitized spaces could be a boon for itself and the market. Holoportation! Next Best Thing to Being There? Marty Parker July 23, 2019 This visionary technology stimulates the imagination as to the future of business communications. digitalspace.jpg Is It Time for the Other ‘I’ in ROI? Tom Nolle April 01, 2019 Our lives are almost run by ‘return on infrastructure,’ whether we know it or not. Optimizing Business Communications Through Information Marty Parker April 23, 2019 It’s a great time to embrace change and take a leadership role in defining what emerging trends mean for your business. Tags:News & ViewsDigitized spacesCiscoDigital TransformationAnalyst InsightCloud CommunicationsDigital WorkplaceFuture of WorkMobility Articles You Might Like See All in Digital Transformation » Best Practices for Digital Transformation Gary Audin March 29, 2019 Don’t look for a cookie-cutter plan for digital transformation; craft a strategy that fits your unique enterprise goals. read more

UN advisory board recommends measures to reduce risk of nuclear war

At its 36th and 37th sessions held this year in New York and Geneva, the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters agreed that a wide-ranging global dialogue on cooperative security was necessary to address the problem, and that preliminary political and technical measures were needed to prepare for the convening of such a conference.The Board also recommended de-alerting nuclear weapons, reviewing nuclear doctrines, further reducing tactical nuclear weapons as an integral part of the nuclear arms reduction and disarmament process, enhancing security at a global and a regional level by promoting increased transparency of all nuclear weapons programmes, and creating a climate for implementing nuclear disarmament measures. Programmes of education and training on the dangers of nuclear weapons were also seen as important in fostering an informed world public opinion that would be able to exercise a positive influence on the political will to eliminate nuclear weapons.Other measures, which received varying degrees of support from the Board, included preventing the further proliferation of nuclear weapons, banning the use of nuclear weapons, changing military doctrines to “no first use” of nuclear weapons, withdrawing all nuclear weapons deployed abroad back to their owner’s territory, and eliminating all but a very small stock of reserve warheads. Measures such as keeping nuclear submarines deployed in a mode that would make the firing of nuclear ballistic missiles from close range on depressed trajectories more difficult, shaping communication practices so as to make immediate strikes difficult or impossible, and removing essential parts from launchers or nuclear warheads (such as batteries, fuel, connection cables and computers) also received some support from the Advisory Board. read more

Alabama rot warning to dog owners as cases of mystery killer disease

first_imgThere were just six in 2012, growing to 19 in 2016 and 40 in 2017, and this year looks likely to set a new record, with 29 cases confirmed already. Cases of the illness, which kills 80 per cent of affected animals, have increased year-on-year since it arrived in the UK in 2012. The disease has baffled vets, and is often are not spotted until it is too late and the dog is already dying, as it presents itself initially as relatively harmless cuts and sores on the leg. Dog owners should avoid walking their pets in muddy areas, they have been advised, owing to a rise in cases of the mystery killer disease called Alabama rot. David Walker, from Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, said diagnosis…last_img read more

Outotec launches new service products for mineral processing filters

first_imgOutotec has launched new service products for filters, namely filter cloths and ceramic plates, which are tailored to perform with Outotec Larox® filters.  Filter media are crucial for filtration efficiency and Outotec says the new Larox filter cloths enable optimised performance and process results for each application and filter. The filter cloth collection covers the entire permeability range.The Outotec Larox CC Plate family is now complemented with two new ceramic filter plates, the Red and Orange Plates, which allow for high discharge level and dry cake, extended filter life and high availability. The Orange Plate is a filter medium with the original casted structure and a special fluorine resisting formula designed for challenging environments and processes emphasising low cake moisture, for example base metal applications. Outotec Red Plate has a monolithic membrane structure with highly porous core layer and it is designed for processes emphasising high capacity, for example ferrochrome applications.“Efficient solid-liquid separation technology with tailored services leads to guaranteed availability and both economical and environmental benefits. Outotec Larox filtration solutions are designed in such a way that in most of the processes they help to achieve significant savings in energy and/or water consumption. Efficient filtration also leads to better quality waste water, thus reducing the environmental burden. These new service products further enhance the performance of filters and are available through Outotec’s global Services network,” says Kalle Härkki, President of Outotec’s Services business area.last_img read more

JeanClaude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

first_img 11,167 Views As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 7:15 AM President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker http://jrnl.ie/4082881 Short URL 77 Comments Share57 Tweet Email2 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img Jun 21st 2018, 7:15 AM Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad. This is an important opportunity to assess the state of play in the Brexit negotiations.“We need to see much more progress from the UK to implement the commitments they made in December and March, and I expect the UK’s efforts to intensify in the period ahead,” Varadkar added. PRESIDENT OF THE European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is to hold a meeting about Brexit with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin today.Juncker will be accompanied by Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan.Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee will also attend the meeting.They are expected to discuss the state of play in Brexit negotiations in advance of next week’s European Council meeting. Other topics on the table will include trade, the Economic and Monetary Union, EU migration and the EU’s budget.Juncker will address a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad after the meeting. This evening Varadkar will host a dinner in Juncker’s honour at Dublin Castle. Juncker will meet President Michael D Higgins tomorrow.‘Progress needed from the UK’ Speaking ahead of the visit, the Taoiseach thanked Juncker and Barnier for “their ongoing support for Ireland and their show of solidarity throughout the Brexit negotiations”. By Órla Ryan Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

ASLC Announces Chief Operating Officer

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) announced on Monday that Chip Arnold has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO). Arnold: “Working with the Alaska SeaLife Center has given me the opportunity to make a positivedifference for Alaska’s marine environment, to share the ideal of stewardship, and work every day with amazing people who are all dedicated to our mission.” Arnold: “It has been very satisfying to me to be able to participate in a wide variety of operational roles at the Center. I feel honored to be trusted with this new position, and I look forward to the challenges and responsibility the role of Chief Operating Officer will bring.” Arnold joined ASLC 17 years ago in the IT department, but has served the Center in many ways from facilities to oiled wildlife response.center_img Arnold was promoted to COO from his most recent position as Operations Director. In this new position, Arnold will be in charge of daily ASLC operations and oversee Human Resources, Husbandry, and Operations (Life Support, Security, and Custodial). He will continue in his role as the Dive Safety Officer and manage Oiled Wildlife Response Programs. Tara Riemer, ASLC President and CEO expressed, “When it comes to staff relations, decision making, problem resolution, and timely deliveries, Chip’s performance has always been exceptional. I am thrilled to be working with Chip in his new role.”last_img read more

Mahbubnagar MLA inspects 2BHKs for journalists

first_imgMahbubnagar: Jadcherla MLA and former Health Minister C Laxma Reddy visited the construction site of double bedroom houses in Jadcherla in Mahbubnagar district on Tuesday and inspected the works besides enquiring about the status of works with the authorities concerned. Speaking on the occasion, the MLA said that the State government was committed towards the welfare of journalists and as promised, it has decided to provide double bedroom houses to those journalists who have no houses. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “The government is committed to the welfare of journalists. We have fulfilled all the promises made during the elections and have started construction of double bedroom houses for the houseless journalists in the district,” said the former Minister. Later, Dr Reddy took part in the land passbook distribution programme and handed over the passbooks to farmers. He stated that the State government was providing a host of welfare and development schemes for the benefit of farmers and urged them to utilise the schemes introduced in their interest.last_img read more

Sampling study suggests Mississippi River has ample sand to prevent delta land

first_img Most of the sand in Alberta’s oilsands came from eastern North America, study shows For many years, scientists and many people who live on or near the Mississippi River delta have blamed damming of the Missouri River back in the 1950’s for the extensive permanent flooding that has occurred in the delta since, dubbed by the researchers a “catastrophic drowning.” To stop the drowning, geologists and other scientists have suggested building back parts of the flooded areas using sand or other sediments carried in the river through the area and deposited into the Gulf of Mexico. The problem with that approach was that it was believed too little sand was being carried to make such an engineering project viable. The researchers in this new effort suggest that there is indeed enough sand in the river, and should be for at least six centuries.To find out just how much sand was being lost to damming, the researchers pulled records from databases compiled over the past forty years, for two locations downstream of where the Missouri and Mississippi join. In analyzing the data, they were surprised to discover that though the amount of general sediment was low, the amount of sand was not, and has not been since the construction of the dams—this despite the fact that the data showed that the dams pulled approximately 75 percent of the sand from the Missouri River. Further research revealed that the reason sand levels remained high was because it was being pulled from the bottom of the river, causing the Mississippi River to grow deeper. © 2014 Phys.org Furthermore, based on an analysis of the river bottom, the two researchers predict that sand levels should remain nearly steady (just a 17 percent reduction) for approximately 600 years—clearly more than enough time to embark on efforts to restore flooded lands and prevent future drowning of the delta. These satellite images show a portion of the Mississippi River downstream of Memphis, Tenn., in August 2012 (top) and August 2011 (bottom). During the drought of 2012, record low-water levels revealed vast amounts of sand that are typically hidden below water. New research finds that the river’s supply of sand — the material engineers most need to rebuild the shrinking Mississippi Delta — will stay constant for centuries. Credit: Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory More information: “Sand as a stable and sustainable resource for nourishing the Mississippi River delta.” Jeffrey A. Nittrouer, Enrica Viparelli. Nature Geoscience (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2142 . Received 17 May 2013 Accepted 14 March 2014 Published online 20 April 2014AbstractThe Mississippi River delta is undergoing a catastrophic drowning, whereby 5,000 km2 of low-lying wetlands have converted to open water over at least the past eight decades1, as a result of many anthropogenic and natural factors. Continued net land loss has been thought inevitable due to a decline in the load of total suspended sediment—both sand and mud—carried by the river. However, sand—which accounts for ∼50–70% of modern and ancient Mississippi delta deposits but comprises only ∼20% of the sampled portion of the total load—could be more important than mud for subaerial delta growth5. Historically, half of the Mississippi River sediment load is supplied by the Missouri River3. Here we analyse suspended sediment load data from two locations downstream from the lowest Missouri River dam to show that the measured sand load in the lower 1,100 km of the Mississippi River has not significantly diminished since dam construction. A one-dimensional numerical model of river morphodynamics predicts that the sand load feeding the delta will decrease only gradually over the next several centuries, with an estimated decline from current values of no more than about 17% within the coming six centuries. We conclude that the lower Mississippi River channel holds a significant reservoir of sand that is available to replenish diminished loads via bed scour and substantially mitigate land loss.Press release Explore furthercenter_img Journal information: Nature Geoscience (Phys.org) —A pair of researchers has found, via sand sampling data, that the common perception that too little sand is being carried down the Mississippi River to replenish depleted loads is incorrect. In their study, published in Nature Geoscience, Jeffrey Nittrouer, of Rice University and Enrica Viparelli of the University of South Carolina describe how they analyzed sand sample data from two locations downstream from the Missouri River, and found that reduced sand loads due to damming has been made up for with increased river bottom erosion. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Rice University researcher Jeffrey Nittrouer on an exposed dune field in the Bonnet Carré spillway in Louisiana in July 2011. Nittrouer and colleagues found that about 40 percent of the sand being carried down the Mississippi River was diverted through the spillway during a flood diversion that year. Credit: J. Nittrouer/Rice University Citation: Sampling study suggests Mississippi River has ample sand to prevent delta land loss (2014, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-04-sampling-mississippi-river-ample-sand.htmllast_img read more

Refresh your skin with roses

first_imgRoses have a lot of uses apart from its de-stressing fragrance. From being an ace hydrator to being a healer, experts have rated the rose and its petals high for their uses. Hydration: Rose mixed with water helps hydrate, re-energise and moisturise the skin giving it a fresh look. It helps control excess oil and also maintains the skin’s pH balance. Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil has excellent emollient properties for moisturising dry skin. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRosewater and lemon juice skin tonic: This tonic helps in clearing pimples and acne. Wash your face with water, followed by application of the tonic. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it with warm water. This is suitable for either combination skin or oily skin.Rosewater and almonds face pack: This is considered to be an ideal pack for dry skin. A paste can be prepared by using almonds, honey and rosewater together. This face-pack can be used for skin whitening. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFor regular use, dip the cotton ball in rosewater and clean the face. It acts as a natural toner and removes the dust and dirt settled onto the skin. This process can be repeated in the morning and night time. Rosewater can also be used in bath water. It helps in inducing a skin glow. The gentle aroma of rose removes the stress and refreshes the body.Eye care: Rosewater can alleviate the discomfort and relieve the stress after application. Rosewater brings shine and makes the eyes healthy. The anti-septic and anti-bacterial properties save the eyes from pollution, dust, redness and harm caused by chemicals in make-up products that one may be accustomed to using. It can also help in preventing dark circles when mixed with milk. Hair care: If used with shampoo on a regular basis, rosewater promotes moisturisation and conditioning of hair follicles.Rosewater and jojoba oil blended together can be applied on the hair for 10 minutes before washing, as it effectively helps in repairing damaged hair caused by curling irons or blow driers.To get rid of frizzy hair, rosewater and aloe vera can be blended together in equal proportions. Apply it over your scalp properly. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off.Skin disease treatment: Rose has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties, making it ideal to topically treat a host of ailments, including abrasions, burns and skin conditions. It has also been used to ease sore throats, fever and cough.The anti-inflammatory properties help treat redness and inflammation. Rose oil can also help refine skin texture, controlling skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.De-stress: Inhaling the aroma of roses is said to be a powerful mood enhancer. It lowers the concentration of the stress hormone in the body, and helps in getting rid from feelings of anxiety, thereby promoting emotional well-being and relaxation.Local botox: Roses also help aging skin, keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Use Rosehip seed oil (which is derived from small fruits found behind the rose flower) which contains high levels of Vitamin C and is rich in oils and proteins.last_img read more

House panel votes to repeal health laws medical device tax

first_img Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories None of the board’s 15 members has been appointed yet. The panel could only issue proposals if the growth in medical costs reaches levels that, thanks to a slowdown in health care inflation, are not expected anytime soon.By law, the board’s suggestions cannot ration care or propose increased premiums or other costs for beneficiaries, meaning its proposals would be largely limited to reimbursements to many providers.Repealing the board would cost an estimated $7 billion over 10 years. Republicans have not proposed any savings to pay for the bill.___This story has been corrected to show that the Senate had a non-binding vote on the issue in 2013, instead of not voting on the issue.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.The Ways and Means Committee’s mostly party-line 25-14 vote came with Republicans complaining that the levy costs jobs and stifles innovation.“It’s like putting sandbags on the wings of the Wright Brothers as they try to figure out how to fly an airplane,” said Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Democrats say those claims are exaggerations and complained that Republicans have offered no savings to cover the $24.4 billion in lost revenue the repeal would cost over the coming decade.The bill was “the obvious effort of Republicans to essentially piece by piece, if they can’t do it entirely, to repeal” Obama’s health law, said Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich.The GOP-led House has voted three times to repeal the medical device tax since it was enacted in 2010 and the Senate approved a repeal in 2013, though on a non-binding vote. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has introduced a repeal bill in his chamber that has garnered some Democratic support, but no vote has been scheduled.The tax, which took effect in 2013, does not apply to consumer items like eyeglasses and pregnancy test kits.The Ways and Means committee approved a separate bill repealing another part of the health law: an independent panel that is supposed to propose ways to reduce Medicare spending. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in pushing that measure through the panel.Supporters of that bill say the Independent Payment Advisory Board has too much power, since its suggested savings would take effect unless Congress blocks them. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories How men can have a healthy 2019 Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

A day in London

first_imgPerhaps one of the most popular destinations in the World. In this video, you get to explore the city, meet the man who has revolutionised the iconic red doubledecker bus and take in the extraordinary economic impact of the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. Source: BBClast_img

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineCheck-in, De-Stress, Give Back.The Pierre, A Taj Hotel on New York’s Central Park, has found a way for guests to give back to the local community through worthy initiatives bundled with a luxury package. Book this season’s “Holiday Well-Being” package, valid through January 31, 2012, and The Pierre will make a donation in your name of $100 to City Harvest, feeding needy families. *The Well-Being package includes:• In-room 60-minute spa treatment, choose from Taj’s signature Jiva Spa Indian therapies • Yoga mat and deck and Jiva Swara meditative music CD • Healthy in-room breakfast inspired by the forthcoming wellness menu From $965/night.Or, choose to join Pierre employees for a “Day in the Dirt” (advance notice needed). As a corporate sponsor of the Central Park Conservancy, an organization that raises 85% of the park’s funds, the hotel employees regularly cross Fifth Avenue to volunteer with clean up and landscaping of the famous landmark. For a behind-the-scenes peek at the park, ask the concierge to arrange a guided tour with Sara Cedar Miller, Central Park Conservancy’s park historian. For guests who wish to become even more involved, they can participate in various ways with charities supported by The Pierre:• Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation – Provides basic necessities and a range of social services to Manhattan’s homeless population. During the holidays, The Pierre’s employees volunteer their time at the Grand Central Station soup kitchen to feed the homeless.• New York Cares – This charity mobilizes New Yorkers to volunteer and organizes an annual coat drive from December 1-24. Last year 58,000 low-income men, women and children stayed warm during the bitter winter season. Pierre employees continue to donate old coats each year.• US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation – The mission of this program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as gifts to needy children in the community. Last Christmas, The Pierre donated over 300 toys for children all over the city.www.tajhotels.com/pierrelast_img read more

Push by locals to promote Paphos old town

first_imgA NEW website will be launched next month to help promote Paphos old town, the head of the Friends of the Old Town Association said this week.Kyriacos Kyriacou told the Sunday Mail that the new website will be up and running next month after a contract to create it is awarded to a local company.“This step is hugely important for us and it is a way that all of the local businesses, events and so on can be involved. We are all ambassadors for the old town and we need even more,” he said.Kyriacou noted that there is no ‘official’ plan from the municipal authorities to promote the area, which is why the Paphos chamber of commerce and industry (Eve), along with the Paphos Old Town Association decided to take matters into their own hands.“We have formed a joint committee with Eve, and we believe that the area will be successful. We are expecting more tourists than ever to visit the area this year as tourism to Paphos is increasing generally. We are also meeting with hoteliers and operators to make presentations and they will then become ambassadors for the area,” he said.For a number of months, the old town has been actively promoted as a “new brand” in a bid to shake off its old, outdated image and to encourage more people to visit the area.The area boasts some of the best spots to watch a sunset in the district, it has exceptional architecture and landmarks, including places of cultural and religious interest, tourist accommodation, retail outlets, exhibitions and cultural sites, and artistic and cultural events are all on offer, Kyriacou said.However, he added that shopkeepers have faced a tough time and are struggling as mall shopping has become a big trend. “Online shopping also doesn’t help either, but visiting and shopping in the old town of Paphos is something special,” he added.In 2015 President Nicos Anastasiades announced €60m worth of projects for Paphos, including the regeneration of the traditional shopping centre and Kennedy Square, the restoration of the municipal market, the upgrading of the Markideio theatre, and connecting and enhancing the squares of October 28, Kosti Palama and Dionysios Solomos around the town hall. Most of the upgrading work is finished, but some projects have yet to be completed.Tens of new outlets have already moved to the area, including artisan shops, tea shops, cafés, bars, juice bars, restaurants, galleries, clothes shops, handicrafts and jewellers, and more are set to follow, he said.The website, the domain name of which will be confirmed ahead of the launch, will be the place to go to find out everything there is to know about the old town, Kyriacou said. People will also be able to rate and comment on their experience, added Kyriacou, who owns a number of shops in the area.“Once we are ‘live’ via the website, we may face some problems such as bad reviews and we need to be honest about what our weaknesses are,” he said.“As the joint Eve committee, we want to visit the authorities and create a working team with them where we can meet every month and address any problems before they occur and have a plan B,” he said.Such issues may include empty shop fronts, around fifty per cent currently lie empty in the area, he said.“If acceptable with the municipality, we may ask them to cover windows with thematic pictures, such as places of interest or maps, something like that,” Kyriacou added. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Israel Greece and Cyprus to explore gas pipeline to Europe updated

first_imgGreece, Israel and Cyprus will explore the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline to Europe, tapping huge gas reserves discovered in the eastern Mediterranean in recent years, leaders of the three countries said on Thursday.Israel has reported some of the largest gas finds in the past decade and Cyprus confirmed a discovery in 2011, making both potential exporters.Groups of specialists will be appointed to assess the pipeline idea, and plans are proceeding to create a subsea electricity cable to Europe, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.“These are two practical things we are moving on,” Netanyahu said, flanked by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz has said experts estimate there are 10,000 to 15,000 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas in the east Mediterranean basin which includes Israel, Egypt and Cyprus — enough to supply domestic needs as well as Europe.According to the Jerusalem Post, Steinitz told reporters on the plane en route to Nicosia that Israel wanted to have the ability to export the gas both through Greece and Turkey.A pipeline to Turkey is much cheaper than through Cyprus and Greece.The 1,500-kilometre-long EuroAsia Interconnector would send up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of power generated from the gas fields to Europe via Israel, Cyprus and Greece.Project managers say a 329-kilometre-long first phase will link Cyprus and Israel.The European Union includes the plans among its “projects of common interest”, which are designed to bolster energy security and improve European market integration.However, not all experts are convinced a subsea electricity cable to Europe is a genuine possibility.“It’s not feasible for commercial and political reasons,” said Michael Leigh, a former director-general in the European Commission and now a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, specialising in East Mediterranean gas.“It’s pie in the sky.”On Sunday, an Israeli exploration group announced it had discovered signs of another large natural gas field off Israel’s coast.A group lead by Isramco Negev and Modiin Energy said a resource report showed there could be an estimated 8.9 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas at the Daniel East and West fields.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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