20 battle prow uses my annihilate telescopic get oil pipe but cheer than hard canal still have inadequacy

Be in land air defence and the need with safe coastal areas and territorial seas, go up century 90 time, china began the research that the technology cheers in sky, the most inchoate achievement of research is two type, the banging oil of Xi’an aircraft company – 6 and the annihilate of Shenyang aircraft company – 8D battleplan, of these two planes cooperate, make annihilate – 8D battleplan fights radius can exceed 1000 kilometers, maintain the presence of pair of south maritime space, 6 planes can cheer a banging oil 16 tons or so, can satisfy pair of annihilate 8D battleplan cheer for many times.

Going up century air force of 90 time China got from design department of Russia Su Huoyi revive 30MKK fighter-bomber, this plane has doughty attack ability and over-distance range, beardless auxiliary tank, but this plane still is had ability is cheered in sky, aircraft nose is left have oil pipe gets in receiving the air that puts type, cheer moment to open, call in at ordinary times, make the same score completely together with airframe surface, do not bring any additional resistance, this is a kind of very distinct advantage, and the annihilate that China develops in contemporaneity – 10A battleplan, used annihilate 8D battleplan similar design, suffer vitta to use stationary design, but from the point of detail, annihilate – 10A battleplan cheers a canal to design in sky, more illusive like France 2000 battleplan, plane straight lever sufferred vitta to use wing section design, obstruction noise is less, do not have any bad influences to plane maneuverability and the oldest rate, and annihilate – 8D battleplan, because the undeserved design of vitta gets in sky, supersonic speed flies, suffer vitta shock wave to be able to interfere intake duct to cause engine to jockey into gas, caused 1.4-1.6 operate between Ma He limitation, lost the high speed dominant position of core.

Annihilate 8D battleplan is Chinese battleplan first time the technology is cheered in attempt sky, succeed not completely

In annihilate – on 10A battleplan design, stylist also has thought contractive type gets oil pipe, but limitative element is very much also, the primest limitation factor is, annihilate – 10 as a kind of light plane, nose size is smaller, the space is more cramped, be hard to accommodate one a complete set of to get oily plant adscititious telescoping mechanism, similar case also happens on Russian-made battleplan, russia is large battleplan, revive – 30, revive – 35 and MiG – 31 used nose oil pipe gets in adjustable sky, and smaller MiG – the design that 29 battleplan used distinctive adjustable and adscititious large commutate to overspread union, basically use in Malaysia MiG – on 29 battleplan.

Annihilate – 10A battleplan is used fixed get vitta design, the advantage is a structure simple, do not take up valuable nose space, but the weakness is not little also, increase high speed noise for instance, and also can reflex to radar sectional bring adverse effect, this kind of design does not become an issue in times of 3 acting machine, but arrived times of concealed body battleplan, this kind of design cannot be accepted completely, so Cheng Fei develops annihilate – 20 battleplan moment, although the plane has the oil inside 10 tons of level, fight not to need normally cheer in sky, with respect to the cruise time that can assure plane 3-4 hour, but stylist still was added to the plane the function is cheered in sky, do not cross this, must use telescopic design.

Annihilate 20 battleplan nose is left, vitta design gets in using covert air, mask by two buccal lids

Design this, the biggest gain is, annihilate – 20 battleplan have to mix eventually revive – the head of large scale computer that 30 battleplan battleplan rivals, nose large space is much, it is easier also that oil pipe gets in arrangement sky so, this also is first time of battleplan of Chinese own research and development is used telescopic design, the purpose depends on providing overall concealed body performance for the plane, and also can develop adjustable the shtick that gets oil pipe, cheer in normal sky, battleplan flight rate is not high, be in mostly 400-500 kilometer is horary, although use simpler round tube sectional get oil pipe, flight noise increases more finite also, communicate to pilot radio, and audition does not have any bad influences.

Strict for the angle from concealed body, annihilate – 20 vitta design gets in using this kind of adjustable air, faulty also, although pass old test, besides cheer speed one times slower than hard canal besides, main malpractice is, cheer in gentle style sky, need is cheered of machine cheer towed bird, cooperate those who get oily chance to get vitta job, in process of whole butt joint, the awl that cheers towed bird covers tube stiffness very poor, get easily the interference of air current, horizontal all along returns lash case more serious, awl covers easy lash to arrive annihilate – 20 nose, cause concealed body coating to wear away, bring about concealed body function to drop, so battleplan of air force F-22 used hard canal to cheer, the plane cheers pedestal in the installation on back.

Annihilate – 20 battleplan future may raise strong pattern oily interface suffers in sky

Annihilate – 20 battleplan use back hard canal to cheer, change one’s costume or dress the technology is not sophisticated, mere need increases a wear-resisting to cheer pedestal impulse withstandly, adscititious cover board of one caboodle fold, interior and plane gasoline tank join, similar design has on plane of American much money reflect, for instance American F-15, f-16 battleplan, especially Chinese stylist has contacted F-16 battleplan a lot of times, it is not difficult that to its mapping is modelled on, total value also does not calculate complex, chinese annihilate – 20 when can use more be at ease, and quicken the hard canal with rapidder rate to cheer?

Main difficult point depends on cheering machine, chinese air force has banging oil the 6 Yi Er with few number are cheered in 78 sky machine, these two are cheered machine use gentle style to cheer a design, the plane did not find a place for hard canal cheers a system, gentle style cheers a design to be opposite carry machine revise few, mere need installation cheers towed bird can, and hard canal cheers the control system with a very complex need, and need personnel operation, cheer speed tall, attitude is stabilized easily is the largest dominant position, but taller to carrying confidential to beg, chinese air force also lacks appropriate platform.

The biggest hope of future is plane of CR929 wide system, this wide body long-range aircraft changes his costume or dress cheer in voidance machine, can offer 100 tons cheer ability, it is Chinese air force optimal choice. (the author signs: Flood)

Coronavirus: Ghana’s Composite PMI hits new low in April

File photo File photoClick to read all about coronavirus →The Stanbic Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) slumped to a new record low of 31.7 in April of 2020 from 41.4 in the previous month. The Composite PMI Index measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the both sectors.Output and new orders hit new lows, severely impacted by the imposed shutdowns as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified. Employment fell substantially for the second month running, broadly in line with that seen in March, amid lower workloads and efforts to comply with social distancing rules in the workplace. Also, purchasing activity and inventories were reduced at unprecedented rates. On the price front, both input costs and output prices continued to decrease sharply, amid falling demand. Meanwhile, business confidence picked up in April, after having slumped in March, on hopes that activity may return to growth following the end of the lockdown.Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

Information security risk assessments of suppliers

Supply chains have become integral part of modern business operations Supply chains have become integral part of modern business operationsClick to read all about coronavirus →Suppliers are entities (persons, organizations or countries) that provide products and or services to other entities. Suppliers are also referred to as vendors or service providers. Suppliers, in the context of this article refers to vendors, service providers, contractors and subcontractors.Supply chains have become integral part of modern business operations. Engagements within supply chains require sharing of sensitive information and provision of access to information systems of organizations.This gives rise to information security (InfoSec) risks and can be very disruptive to businesses. It is therefore incumbent on organisations to work closely with suppliers throughout the procurement process (from onboarding to contract termination) to manage InfoSec risks. This needs to be embedded in the procurement/vendor management processes.InfoSec Professionals need to be involved in the procurement process, with focus on high risk contracts to ensure appropriate controls are put in place to circumvent unforeseen circumstances.Recent surveys have shown that, most data breaches are caused by third parties. Deloitte has reported that, between 2013 and 2016, 87% of businesses experienced disruptive incidents with third parties.According to Symantec’s 2019 internet security threat report, supply chain attacks increased by 78% in 2018. Third-party vendor involvement was one of the major contributing factors to data breaches. Data breaches caused by third parties increased the cost of data breach by over US$370,000 (Ponemon Institute, 2019).Recent breaches due to suppliersHundreds of data and InfoSec breaches have occurred globally through suppliers. The following are some of the major breaches in 2019 and 2020. In 2019, personally identifiable information (PIIs) of about 12 million patients of Quest Diagnostics were exposed via its vendor named American Medical Collection Agency. 3 terabytes of confidential information of FBI were exposed to the public via Oklahoma Department of Securities. Cultura Colectiva exposed over 540 million records of Facebook users’ credentials and comments.Plaintext passwords and email addresses of over 20,000 Facebook users were exposed via a supplier by name At the Pool. Payment card details of several customers of Focus Brands Inc. were exposed via its point of sale (POS) device vendor.In early 2020, thousands of Instagram credentials were exposed through its supplier: Social Captain. 1.7 million PIIs of Nedbank customers were exposed through its supplier: Computer Facilities (Pty) Ltd. Also, PIIs of General Electric employees were exposed through its supplier: Canon Business Services. Standards, frameworks and regulationsThe need to conduct InfoSec risk assessment of suppliers is an international best practice, adopted by several standards, frameworks and regulations.The 2011 Information Security Forum (ISF) Standard of Good Practice for Information Security (CF16.1.7) states, “The information security status of each external supplier should be assessed/validated on a regular basis, using a consistent and approved methodology (e.g. based on an industry-standard).”The ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard (A.15.2.1) states, “Organizations shall regularly monitor, review and audit supplier service delivery”, of which information security forms part.The 2018 Bank of Ghana Cyber & Information Security Directive (Section 88 (1c)) states, “An institution shall conduct a risk survey of a service provider and/or business partner at least annually.”National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber security framework version 1.1 (ID.SC-4) states, “Suppliers and third-party partners are routinely assessed using audits, test results, or other forms of evaluations to confirm they are meeting their contractual obligations”COBIT 2019 framework (APO10.05) states, “Periodically review overall vendor performance, compliance to contract requirements and value for money.” It must be noted that, contractual requirements or obligations of suppliers also include information security obligations, stipulated in contracts.Procedure for conducting supplier InfoSec risk assessmentSuch assessments can be done remotely (through questionnaires) and or on the premises of suppliers. However, conducting the assessment via questionnaires only, may not be very effective, although it is a good starting point. There are also third-party cyber risk assessment tools, which can be utilized to complement this process. These tools automatically collate and analyze third party cyber risk through passive scanning to provide a risk rating.Importance of conducting supplier InfoSec risk assessmentThe importance of conducting supplier InfoSec risk assessment cannot be overemphasized. The following are some of the importance of undertaking the assessment: It enhances the ability to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of the organization’s information. It increases the reliance and confidence in dealing with suppliers. It significantly reduces the exposure of information security risks to organizations, their customers, and suppliers. It provides organizations with competitive advantage. It ensures compliance to standards, regulatory and contractual requirements. It significantly reduces financial, reputational and operational risks to organizations.ConclusionResearch has shown that, lots of InfoSec breaches occur through suppliers.Despite the huge security investments and controls implemented by organizations to safeguard themselves, they can easily be compromised through their suppliers.It is in the utmost interest of organizations and their stakeholders to ensure that, their suppliers are as secure as themselves. Suppliers need to ensure that, InfoSec clauses/requirements contained in contracts with their customers are strictly adhered to. They need to provide full cooperation to their customers when it comes to such assessments because, it is also in their interest to be secured.Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

Obuasi Mine redevelopment programme on course despite coronavirus impact

Emmanuel Baidoo is Senior Sustainability Manager, AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine Emmanuel Baidoo is Senior Sustainability Manager, AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi MineClick to read all about coronavirus → Mining giant, AngloGold Ashanti, says the on-going redevelopment of the Obuasi Mine is on course despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The mine targets to produce 2,000 tonnes of gold daily in the first phase, having made the first pour late last year after the resumption of operations. Emmanuel Baidoo, the Senior Sustainability Manager told JoyNews that some workers and contractors have tested positive for the coronavirus. “Obuasi Mine is part of the Obuasi community, therefore, if something is happening in the community, it, directly and indirectly, have an impact on us. “And we have some of our contractors who live in the community apart from the main mine employees who live in mine residential areas,” he said. He explained that “Because we are in the project phase, we are working with a number of contractors who constitute about 60 per cent and over of our total employment who live in the town. “So some of the cases are directly on the Mine and some of them are in town and we do interact with Obuasi township so it definitely has an impact on us.” Mr Baidoo said says a work-from-home arrangement has assured uninterrupted operations. AngloGold Ashanti poured its first gold in December 2019, amid fanfare after about five years of closure due to operational challenges. Months of restructuring activities culminated in re-opening of the Mine in January 2019. The Obuasi Mine had projected to increase daily tonnage of gold from 2000 tons to 4,000 after 2020. The emergence of COVID-19 has, however, impacted negatively on the operations, as workers numbers were reduced. “With Covid-19, we have had to reduce the number of people who work on the Mine so somehow it would definitely will impact on our deliverables but we are doing very well. Operation is ongoing but to talk of broader impact, it is obvious, we are affected”. Despite the challenges, AGA insists plans to operationalise the Mine are on track. “The project is on course; in terms of operations, it is on course and at the moment we don’t really anticipate any hitch. If there is any significant change, obviously, we will be more than happy to communicate with our stakeholders,” Mr Baidoo said. Implementation of a three-year Social Management Plan to help diversify the local economy has been revised but the focus remained unchanged he said. It covers education, healthcare and creation of alternative livelihood through agriculture.Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

The role of GPHA’s health facilities and personnel in coronavirus fight

The team has been playing a key role in the dispensation of health services amid the pandemic The team has been playing a key role in the dispensation of health services amid the pandemicClick to read all about coronavirus →On shore, the health and medical team of Ghana’s Ports and Harbours Authority are still leaving no stone unturned in the fight against the COVID-19.The team has been playing a key role in the dispensation of health services amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Ghana Port and Harbours Authority has four main health facilities; the GPHA hospital in Takoradi, the main GPHA Clinic located in Tema Community 2 and Clinic B located within the port’s operational areas that handle first hand emergencies.Additionally, GPHA recently completed its fully state of the art International Maritime Hospital with modern and top-class medical equipment, wards and facilities and a helipad for emergency helicopter ambulance services.All the medical and health facilities operate a 24 hour, 7 days a week services providing top class health care delivery to the port community, people of Tema, Greater Accra Region and Ghana as a whole.The GPHA Clinic is not currently a designated treatment center for COVID-19, but continues to interface between generally sick patients, and their families, who could be potential carriers of the coronavirus.Eye on Port gained exclusive coverage of the dealings within the GPHA Clinic associated with COVID-19.The Clinic ensures that all clients, staff or visitors upon entrance of its facilities, observe hygiene protocols including, washing of hands thoroughly under running water with soap and the usage of alcohol-based hand sanitizers through automatic dispensers.Special screening of all Patients on COVID-19 parameters is done to ascertain their status for effective isolation if the need be.Isolated patients who either show symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 infected patients, are taken to a holding area, which is restricted, where patients are detained and their samples taken.According to Dr. Roland Dakpala, a Senior Medical Doctor at GPHA, supportive treatment is given to patients who demonstrate symptoms that require attention in order to stabilize them until test results are confirmed.“If we support a case and we have moved the case to our holding area, we take a set of these medication and use it for management of the symptoms till the results come,” he said.Gideon Lamptey, a Medical Laboratory Scientist took the team through the procedure for sample taking.He hinted a high probability of expanding the holding area should the number of reported cases and other infectious diseases increase. “We are planning towards the future, while COVID-19 is there. Diseases of public health concern always come in, so when you plan for that it is easier and it also helps us the health personnel,” he mentioned. Dr. Roland Dakpala said all these procedures by health officials are done with strict adherence to the proper use of the Personal Protective Equipment.He added that regular fumigation of the holding areas and other areas of contact in the clinic facility is done due to the contagious nature of COVID-19.He emphasized that COVID-19 is not a myth so the general public should comply with all safety protocols announced by health authorities.“We will continue to advise strongly that every citizen, still continues to take their infection prevention measures,” he encouraged.The Matron Nurse of the GPHA Clinic, said even though they could not celebrate the Week-Long World Nursing Celebration, they will continue to play their key role in taking care of the general public against the COVID-19.She also expressed worry over stigmatization against nurses and frontline officers during the period of the coronavirus pandemic and urged those who do so to desist from that.Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

Auditor General identifies 366 suspected cases of personation

Daniel Yao Domelevo, Auditor General Daniel Yao Domelevo, Auditor GeneralClick to read all about coronavirus →The Ghana Audit Service has identified 366 suspected cases of personation by public sector employees.According to its Payroll Report, it has provided the details to the heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies/Metropolitan, Municipal, District Assemblies to investigate and submit a report for further review within 3 months after the publication of this report.This will ascertain the authenticity of the 366 employees.Out of the numbers, the Ministry of Education led the pack with the highest number of employees of 261, followed by the Ministry of Health with 67.The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of Roads and Highways, Ministry of Information and National Commission for Civic Education and Office of the Civil Service had the least numbers of one each.The report further said during the review of employee records on the payroll, the Audit Service suspected that some employees used the academic certificate of others to secure employment in other public institutions. “Our examination showed that two or more employees shared same records. This became obvious as two or more bore same names and date of birth.”Out of the 412 affected employees, the Audit Service follow-up to 46 sampled employees confirmed this assertion.It further observed that whereas 23 of them were able to prove ownership of their academic certificates 23 of them were unable to do so. A copy of which has been presented to the Speaker of Parliament for actionSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

May salaries will be paid on time – Controller

File photo File photoClick to read all about coronavirus →The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), has assured all government workers that May salaries will be paid on schedule.This comes after some reports on social media suggest that validation for the salaries of government workers for the month of May has been postponed due to some technical challenges.The widely circulated reports also stated that the payment of salaries of public sector workers for May was going to be delayed because the management of CAGD had encountered some technical glitch during its Electronic Salary Payment Voucher (E-SPV) validation exercise on its payroll.But the CAGD in a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations, Cephas Dosoo, stated categorically that these reports are false.“The payroll run is ongoing and salaries for the month of May will be paid on schedule,” the statement read. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

Coronavirus: Continue using digital banking platforms – GhIPSS, GAB

File photo File photoClick to read all about coronavirus →The Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) and the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) have asked customers of banks to continue using the digital banking platforms to transact businesses.The two bodies urged customers to visit the banking halls only for urgent needs to avoid overcrowding in the banking halls, as part of efforts to protect themselves and bank workers from the coronavirus pandemic.To that end, the GhIPSS and the GAB, have agreed to extend the waiver of fees on digital banking platforms to June 20, 2020.The waiver, which took effect on March 23, 2020, was part of efforts to encourage the use of digital payment options to limit the possible spread of the novel Coronavirus through the use of cash.GhIPSS had wanted to resume charges GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP), Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI) and ACH Direct Credit, however, the decision was rescinded after the intervention of the GAB.A joint statement issued on Thursday, 22 May 2020 said, “The Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) and the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) have agreed to extend the waiver of fees on digital banking platforms to June 20, 2020.“We therefore encourage all our customers to continue using our alternate digital banking platforms and visit physical branches of Banks only when it is absolutely important and necessary to do so”.Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.form#revue-form div{float:left}form#revue-form{width:600px;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{margin:10px 10px 10px 0}.revue-form-actions{width:298px;margin:10px 0}div#revue-embed{width:715px;display:inline-block;text-align:center;background-color:#e1e1e1;margin-top:10px}form#revue-form h3.title{text-align:center;padding-top:5px; width: auto;position: relative;bottom: auto;}input{border:solid 1px #d2d2d2;border-radius:3px;padding:10px}input#member_email{width:270px}input#member_first_name{width:191px}input#member_last_name{width:193px}input#member_submit{width:300px;padding:10px;background:#99b53a;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}input#member_submit:hover{padding:10px;background:#8db115;cursor:pointer;color:#fff}@media screen and (max-width:768px){div#revue-embed{width:100%;display:inline-block;margin:0 0 10px}form#revue-form{width:100%;margin:auto}.revue-form-group{width:95%}label{margin:0 0 5px 0;display:block}input#member_email{width:93%}form#revue-form div{margin:0 10px 10px;width:95%}input#member_submit,input#member_submit:hover{width:99%}}

U.K. to introduce 14-day quarantine for international arrivals from June 8

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel holds a news conference on the coronavirus at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 22, 2020.Andrew Parsons / Handout via REUTERSLONDON — Britain will introduce a COVID-19 quarantine for travelers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said on Friday, a measure that airlines have warned will devastate their industry.All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days and provide details of where they will be staying under the plans, which were criticized by airlines, business groups and politicians alike.“Now we are past the peak of this virus, we must take steps to guard against imported cases triggering a resurgence of this deadly disease,” Patel said at a news conference.Those who breach the quarantine in England could be fined 1,000 pounds, and spot checks would be carried out by health and border officials.The quarantine will not apply to those arriving from the Irish Republic, or to freight drivers, medical professionals and seasonal agricultural workers. The measures will be reviewed every three weeks.Transport minister Grant Shapps has suggested the government would seek to negotiate “air bridges” for travelers coming from countries with low virus infection rates.In France, Britain’s closest neighbor on the continent of Europe, the government said it regretted Britain’s decision. It stood ready to impose reciprocal measures, AFP news agency cited the French interior ministry as saying.Unlike many other countries, Britain has carried out few tests and checks on visitors, with quarantine limited only to arrivals from China at the start of the outbreak.Spain and Italy have introduced rules that mean international arrivals must self-isolate for two weeks, while on Friday Ireland gave further details for its own quarantine proposals.The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said the blanket quarantine was deeply concerning and could be avoided with strong safety measures.“This approach will damage international business and investor confidence at a time when it is vital to demonstrate that the UK can open for business safely,” BCC Director General Adam Marshall said.The opposition Labour Party supported the measures but said the government’s handling of UK arrivals had “lacked urgency, coherence and clarity from the outset.” Some members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative party have also criticized the plan.Chief among industry critics are airline bosses, who have said the measures would have severe repercussions. Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, said they would be “unenforceable and unpoliceable.”Ryanair and easyJet have outlined plans to restart some flights in coming months. But under the quarantine plan, Virgin Atlantic will not restart until August at the earliest.“Introducing a quarantine at this stage makes no sense and will mean very limited international aviation at best,” said Tim Alderslade, chief executive of industry body Airlines UK. “It is just about the worst thing government could do if their aim is to restart the economy.”CommentsShare your thoughtscoronavirus United Kingdom

Warning issued in northern B.C. after wolf approaches woman with stroller

A grey wolf is seen in this file photo.Stringer / Postmedia file photoPRINCE RUPERT, B.C. — Conservation officers are warning of a “significant increase” in wolf activity around Prince Rupert, B.C.The Conservation Officer Service says it has received several reports of dogs and cats being attacked over the last few weeks and other pets have gone missing.While there have been no attacks on humans, one woman reported a wolf approached while she was pushing her child in a stroller and the animal left when she kicked at it.Officers say most wolves have been spotted at night or in the early morning near the golf course and ferry terminal.WildSafeBC, a group dedicated to preventing conflict with wildlife, says there are about 8,500 wolves in the province and they account for about 400 calls to the Conservation Officer Service a year.It says wolf attacks on humans are very rare but attacks on dogs are quite common, so it’s important to keep dogs on a leash in wolf country.If you encounter a wolf showing aggressive behaviour and it begins to approach you, the organization says bear spray may be used or it recommends throwing rocks, yelling and making yourself appear big.CommentsShare your thoughts