LONDON, April 18 (Bernama) -- Last week, St Kitts and Nevis opened Diplomatic Week 2019 by celebrating the 158 countries and territories with whom it has visa-free or visa-on-arrival agreements. Prime Minister Timothy Harris gave a speech after a service where he met with numerous dignitaries from partner countries, including Austria, Canada, Nigeria, South Africa, and the United States.
Introduced when PM Harris served the country as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Week seeks to honour St Kitts and Nevis’ relationships with other nations which, as of 2019, cover over three quarters of the world’s territories. This year’s theme was Securing a Resilient Future through Strategic Diplomacy and Effective Dialogue
. During the opening ceremony on April 9th, the premier noted the importance the Federation has always placed on diplomacy. “Thirty-five years ago, as the world’s newest independent sovereign nation and the smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere, the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis was quickly steeped in strategic diplomacy.”
KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- AmBank (M) Berhad (“AmBank”) and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad (“CGC”) have entered a new strategic partnership to fulfil the financing needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). AmBank and CGC today launched SME Biz Start Up-i which is aimed at assisting start-ups who have been in business between one to three years and lack collateral as well as access to financing.
The Shariah-compliant facility offering RM30 million in financing is a partially secured financing package that comes with 70% of CGC’s guarantee coverage. The facility offers financing ranging from RM30,000 to RM300,000 to qualified SMEs.
SINGAPORE, April 18 (Bernama) -- Today, Knowledgecom Corporation Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Censof Holdings Berhad and Millet World Pte Ltd announced a strategic partnership. The companies will collaborate and develop business in education, training and skills development in emergent technologies.
Armed with more than twenty-five years’ experience in building communities, Millet World has domain expertise in teaching children the Arts and Emerging Technologies with territorial know how and network connecting business in Singapore.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba & AMES, Iowa, April 18 (Bernama) -- Farmers Edge™ today released an app-based in-field intelligence tool that provides a seamless digital experience from the office to the cab. Digitally linking growers, dealers, retailers, trusted advisors, and other key stakeholders, the In-Cab Tool provides full visibility of every field activity while simplifying record-keeping, improving workflow, and reducing the risk of critical data losses. Integrated with existing exclusive features of the FarmCommand™ platform, including: on-farm weather conditions and forecasts, daily satellite imagery, predictive modeling, and automated crop health change detection, the In-Cab Tool provides an additional layer of fundamental decision-support enabling new levels of efficiency and profitability on the farm.
Building on recent strategic collaborations with leading agricultural companies, including CNHi, Global Ag Risk Solutions, PartnerRe, HBS, Raven, Lindsay Corporation, Richardson Pioneer, and NuFarm, Farmers Edge designed the In-Cab Tool to provide the highest level of compatibility and flexibility available. The tool features wireless, mixed-fleet connectivity with any modern machine and can be used to plan jobs, view live data streaming and mapping, adjust field operations, manage maintenance schedules, track supplies, and share information making it the most advanced mobile platform of its kind. Powered by the company’s newly enhanced, brand-agnostic telematics device - Gen. 2 CanPlug™ - all data is collected, transferred, and processed automatically, ensuring critical records are maintained for accurate reporting.
50 Schools in 5 States Compete in Projects to Reduce Carbon Emissions
KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- Secondary school students from 50 schools in five states are competing in Yayasan PETRONAS’ Sentuhan Harapan – All About Youth
(AAY 2019) – a programme for Malaysian students to become agents of change by transforming their ideas into powerful solutions.
The competition, involving 200 students from Form Two and Form Four, from schools in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu, Melaka and Johor, will carry the theme, “Reducing Carbon Emissions for a Better Future
LONDON, April 18 (Bernama) -- At SNOMED International’s April Business Meeting held in London last week, the organization announced to its Community of Practice the planned release of a Global Patient Set built from its globally recognized SNOMED CT clinical terminology standard.
SNOMED International will release the Global Patient Set, or GPS, to support the cross border movement of information, and ultimately health system interoperability. Once released, the GPS, a controlled list of existing SNOMED CT unique concept identifiers, single descriptions and reference sets, will be available to all interested parties at no cost to users.
LONDON, April 18 (Bernama) -- The Government of Dominica announced last week that it has commissioned the construction of 32 new, affordable, and, crucially, weather-resistant homes for Bellevue Rawle families in the Roseau North Constituency as part of Dominica’s ‘Housing Revolution’. Once finished, the national project will count 5,000 new homes for residents across the island. Clearance of the land for the homes is currently underway and construction will commence within a month of the soil being tested.
Bellevue Rawle is not the only town benefitting from the housing project. 33 residential units for the village of Jimmit in the Mahaut Constituency have recently been announced and various developments across Dominica are either scheduled or already under construction. The homes will follow the same blueprint as previous units built by the government, which includes hurricane-resistant windows, roofs and wiring. Increased employment opportunities in the construction sector are also expected.