The Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community of Linden will now benefit from the services offered by Assuria Life, Fire and General Insurance, as the company opened a branch in the mining town on Friday.A meet-and-greet and a ribbon-cutting exercise marked the official opening of the branch, situated at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie.Under its two registered companies (Life and General), Assuria will be offering services such as life, motor and fire insurance; bonds and contractors’ liability.Assuria General Manager Yogindra Arjune said the company was pleased and excited about extending its services to the Linden community and was optimistic that it would be successful. He noted that though the opening of the branch took a number of years, the timing was right.“The town is developing at a very rapid rate and we want to be here at the time when it is being developed. We want to play our part in developing Linden. So, we’re excited,” he stated.Arjune added that the company would be offering unique packages at affordable prices with easy payment options.“Contractors’ insurance, we’re very big in that and we want to help in every way possible to bring something unique to Linden…,” he said.Outgoing Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, who was present at the ceremony, expressed gratitude to the insurance company for investing in the town.“It shows that investors are building their confidence in our town and we’re happy that they would have seen it fit to invest and come to this end and also to employ Lindeners; which is good for us. We want to see more Lindeners being employed.“Besides that, the offering of insurance in affordable packages, I think that is good for Linden,” Holland stated.He added that the services which are offered by Assuria would also be beneficial to local contractors looking to secure bonds and the like, as there has been some difficulty faced in this regard.The outgoing Mayor said Assuria has also made a promise to fulfil its social responsibility to the community.The company has so far employed three Lindeners. Assuria, which is a Suriname- based company, currently has five branches across Guyana, some six years after it was established in this country. It has two branches in Trinidad.
But a technical hitch which plagued last year’s draw has not dissuaded the EFL from sending Steve McManaman, Louis Saha and Dennis Wise to Ho Chi Minh City for Friday’s draw.Seventy EFL clubs will feature in the draw, which will see teams drawn in northern and southern sections for ties to be played in the week commencing August 13.EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “A principle aim of our partnership with Carabao has always been to promote the competition internationally, taking high-profile activities such as the competition draws overseas to support the EFL’s international growth strategy and raise awareness of the competition in Carabao’s key territories.“There is no requirement for us to take draws overseas, but there is an absolute commitment to building the value of our competition outside the UK and the market in Vietnam should help the EFL and Carabao meet our shared ambitions.”Thai energy drinks firm Carabao, sponsors of the League Cup on a three-year deal, took the draw to Bangkok last summer, but an on-screen graphic showed Charlton playing twice and other clubs given the wrong opponents.The EFL apologised for the errors and took the 2017 third-round draw to Beijing, China, with the event taking place at 0415BST.The quarter-final draw in London also proved problematic for the EFL, with the event delayed before a pre-recorded video of the draw was distributed. 1 Manchester City are the current champions Vietnam will host the draw for the first round of next season’s Carabao Cup, the EFL has announced.It is the second successive year the draw has been held abroad after the 2017 event for the League Cup’s opening round was staged in Bangkok.
Continue Reading Previous Mouser stocking Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000 development boardNext Kithara exhibits at VISION 2018 Kontron expands its TRACe family of operational computers designed specifically for the railway market: The Kontron TRACe-B40x-TR, a EN50155 certified fanless generic platform, features the latest Intel Atom E3900 series processors and 6th Generation Intel Core processors. The first released variant is the Kontron TRACe-B404-TR, based on the Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz high performance per watt processor, with 8 GB DDR3L memory and 32 GB SLC eMMC Flash.The TRACe B40x-TR is an EN50155 compliant fanless transportation computer platform, specifically designed for rolling stock application where high processing capacity, low consumption, robustness and small size are needed to match system requirements. The first released variant is the TRACe B404-TR, based on Intel Atom x5-E3940 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz high performance per watt processor with soldered 8 GB DDR3L memory and 32 GB SLC eMMC Flash. Other variants will be made available later, based on Intel Atom x7-E3950 quad-core @ 1.6 GHz, Intel Core i3-6100U, or Intel Core i7-6600U processors when higher performance is needed.TRACe-B40x-TR has two independent networks (2x LAN with M12 connectors). It comes with an ultra-wide range power supply (from 24 VDC to 110 VDC nominal input voltage range, including tolerance range of +/- 40% required according to EN 50155, meaning a voltage range between 14,4 VDC and 154 VDC) adapted to all types of railway vehicles from light rail vehicles to high speed trains.The front plate operational connectors are electrically insulated in compliance to EN50155 standard with lockable M12 connectors. The rear plate hosts standard connectors (display port, USB 3.0/2.0, serial line) for maintenance purposes and is protected from dust and water during operations with a cover plate. Thanks to its modularity, the TRACe-B40x-TR product also accommodates several optional wireless interfaces (such as Wi-Fi, 4G/LTE, and GNSS), field busses (RS422/485, CAN, MVB, and others), SATA devices (up to two 2.5” SSD) and/or additional optional I/Os (such as DIOs, Audio, and USB) to match any railway applications such as on-board CCTV, entertainment/infotainment PIS, or TCMS. Samples of the Kontron TRACe(TM) B404-TR are available now.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules