GENEVA (AP) — Delegations from Syria’s government, opposition and civil society have started a new round of meetings in Geneva aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee on Monday comes days after the U.N.’s special envoy for Syria said many subjects have been discussed for more than a year. He said it’s now time for the committee to ensure that “the meetings are better organized and more focused.” Syria’s nearly 10-year conflict has killed more than half a million people and displaced half the country’s pre-war 23 million population, including more than 5 million refugees mostly in neighboring countries.
As previously announced on October 24th, 2009 delSECUR, based in South Burlington, Vermont, sold 100 percent of its Intellectual Property including the patents of the Del-ID system to an Ontario company, QTECH SYSTEMS INC. in exchange for 49 percent of shares in QTECH. delSECUR is now pleased to announce leadership changes and appointments to QTECH’s Management Team and the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer, Nelson Leite of Kitchener, Ontario.Mr. Leite brings to QTECH over 24 years of technology experience in the imaging and inspection software fields. His developments in imaging systems will serve as a foundation for the advancements surrounding QTECH’s developments.”I am thrilled to add someone of Mr. Leite’s caliber, experience, and background to the QTECH management team,” statedJohn Johnston, CEO of the company. “His experience and contacts will add significantly to our capability for commercialization of the del-id technology”Elaborating on his decision to join the Company; Mr. Leite stated “I am looking forward to working with the new QTECH Management Team and in particular developing a technological department which rivals the top developers in the world”In the restructuring of the Management Team of QTECH comes the appointment of Mr. Randall McCormick as President & CFO. Mr. Johnson will remain as Managing Director & CEO. In addition Mr. McCormick will remain as President & CEO of delSECUR CORPORATION. The company is also happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Antonio Argento of Montreal to the Board of Directors of delSECUR CORP. Mr. Argento became a Director earlier this year replacing outgoing Director Mr. Berge Heede, who had resigned.In addition Lori Stemmler of Ontario has been appointed as Vice-President of Operations of QTECH. Mrs. Stemmler brings with her an extensive administrative and operational background.”I am quite pleased to be part of this team and the amazing technology that is so much in demand in these times of privacy and identification worldwide concerns,” said Mrs. Stemmler. QTECH is currently being funded from the private sector through the issuance of Convertible Debentures. “This funding insures the continued development and financial interest of the Del-ID technology,” stated Mr. McCormick. “We have already started the process to develop working prototypes and with Mr. Leite and his team of engineers we look forward to having a functional module in our midst this year.” McCormick also added “that to avoid confusion between the two companies QTECH’s name has been changed to DEL SECUR Technologies Group Limited, and will remain an Ontario company with offices inMontreal. “delSECUR CORPORATION , a public company (Pink Sheets: DLSC) with its head office in S. Burlington, VT has been involved in the development of a unique authentication process based on abstract images of biological data collected from the fingers of living persons. This technology was sold in October 2009 to QTECH SYSTEMS INC. in exchange of 49% of the shares of their company.This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” and other similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements relating to anticipated future earnings, margins, and other operating results, future growth, construction plans and anticipated capacities, production schedules and entry into expanded markets are forward-looking statements and are subject to the risks normally associated with the completion of a corporate transaction. The information set forth herein should be read in light of such risks. We assume no obligation to update the information contained in this press release, except as required under applicable law.SOURCE delSECUR CORPORATION. SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — read more
The Inter-American Development Bank recently appointed Adriana La Valley as chief operating officer for Jamaica. She has over 20 years of international experience in development financing. Her appointment became effective on August 1. She takes up the position after serving as lead operations specialist at IDB headquarters in Washington. “I see so much potential in Jamaica. The country has been an example for the region. I am truly excited and appreciative of the opportunity to contribute to jamaica’s continued development,” she said Attorney-at-law The IDB said that since 2010, La Valley has been advocating innovative financing solutions for Small and Vulnerable Countries (SVCs) and has dedicated her work to the Caribbean Region. In Jamaica, La Valley said she plans to leverage the breadth of her experience to maximize and streamline investment and development. “I hope to work closely with the private and public sectors to find synergies for comprehensive development solutions for Jamaica in keeping with the objectives outlined in the 2016-2021 Country Strategy,” the new COO outlined. Plans for Jamaica La Valley is an attorney-at-law, who also was awarded two master’s degrees in corporate law, and banking and finance law for development from American University and the London School of Economics respectively. She has held several positions at Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, where she was responsible for negotiating international financing for national infrastructure development projects. While working in the private sector, she advised international clients at the law firm of Latham and Watkins, reportedly specializing in project finance. read more
— “Richmond Raceway’s springtime Cup Series event on the initial schedule for April 19 has been moved to Darlington on May 20. A Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race that was to be run April 18 remains postponed, with officials saying details would come later for rescheduling. The .75-mile Virginia track’s Sept. 11-12 race weekend remains on the schedule.”— “Sonoma Raceway’s Cup Series date for June 14 has been moved to Charlotte on May 27. Officials for the road course said in a release that they had worked with NASCAR to find an alternate date on the schedule, but that a suitable replacement could not be reached, ‘given the ongoing uncertainty around large events in California.'”Below are the four NASCAR Cup Series races that are currently postponed (and their original dates on the schedule):Texas (March 29)Dover (May 3)Kansas (May 31)Michigan (June 7) MORE: Watch the Real Heroes 400 live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Sunday’s Darlington race is the first on an altered, short-term schedule for NASCAR’s races as it attempts to keep a 36-race slate intact. For now, with remaining doubt about how NASCAR can construct its schedule beyond June given differing restrictions on gatherings of people from state to state, the short-term schedule includes only a handful of tracks.As for Sunday’s Darlington race, it will run May 17 in place of the June 21 race that would have been held at Chicagoland Speedway. NASCAR chose the South Carolina venue as the host track for the next couple races in part because of its proximity to race teams based in Charlotte, N.C. From Chicagoland president Scott Paddock: “The difficult decision to realign our race events was a combination of where we fell on the schedule, proximity to NASCAR’s teams and the safety and well-being of our community and larger NASCAR industry.”Below is how to watch Sunday’s Cup Series race at Darlington, including the TV channel and live stream options.MORE: Updated NASCAR schedule for 2020What channel is NASCAR on today?Race: NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington RacewayDate: Sunday, May 17TV channel: FoxLive stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV (7-day free trial)Radio: MRNLike the schedule itself, the TV channels for Cup Series races after June are up in the air. Sunday’s race at Darlington, though, as well as the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway next weekend, will air live on Fox.Below are the top 40 TV markets in the Unites States and the local Fox affiliate for each.MarketFox affiliate (digital/virtual channel)New YorkWNYW (5)Los AngelesKTTV (11)ChicagoWFLD (32)PhiladelphiaWTXF-TV (29)Dallas-Ft. WorthKDFW (4)San Francisco/Bay areaKTVU (2)Washington D.C.WTTG (5)HoustonKRIV (26)BostonWFXT (25)AtlantaWAGA-TV (5)PhoenixKSAZ-TV 10Tampa/St. PetersburgWTVT (13)SeattleKCPQ (13)DetroitWJBK (2)Minneapolis-St. PaulKMSP-TV (9)MiamiWSVN (7)DenverKDVR (31)OrlandoWOFL (35)ClevelandWJW-TV (8)Sacramento(KTXL 40)CharlotteWJZY (46)PortlandKPTV (12)St. LouisKTVI (2)PittsburghWPGH-TV (53)BaltimoreWBFF (45)Raleigh-DurhamWRAZ (50)NashvilleWZTV (17)San DiegoKSWB-TV (69)Salt Lake CityKSTU (13)San AntonioKABB (29)Kansas CityWDAF-TV (4)ColumbusWTTE (28)MilwaukeeWITI (6)CincinnatiWXIX-TV (19)Las VegasKVVU-TV (5)JacksonvilleWFOX-TV (30)Oklahoma CityKOKH-TV (25)New OrleansWVUE-DT (8)MemphisWHBQ-TV (13)BuffaloWUTV (29)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date: Sunday, May 17Start time: 3:30 p.m. ETNASCAR’s annual trip to Darlington in recent years has been a night race, but this special occasion calls for an afternoon green flag.Sunday’s race at Darlington is scheduled for 400 miles, so chances are it will end under the lights. It will include three stages, which will end on Lap 90, Lap 185 and Lap 293.There will be no practice or qualifying for Sunday’s race, but Cup Series haulers will be able to enter the track Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET to set up.NASCAR live stream for Darlington raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Sunday’s Darlington race live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry Fox — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on May 14 released its revised Cup Series schedule for May 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. According to Fox Sports, NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series:DateTrackSeriesDistanceStage lengths (laps)TV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonCup400.2 miles90-95-108FOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonCup311.4 miles60-65-103FS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteCup600 miles100-100-100-100FOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteCup312 miles55-60-93FS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolCup266 milesTBDFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaCup500 milesTBDFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleCup263 milesTBDFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14MiamiCup400 milesTBDFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaCup500 milesTBDFOX3 p.m. ETTo start, NASCAR is scheduling races within driving distance of the Charlotte area, where most race teams are headquartered. That eliminates most of the travel-related logistics issues associated with running multiple races in one week, which appears necessary for a full season of racing.Because those tracks are hosting more races than originally scheduled, NASCAR had to take races away from Chicagoland, Richmond and Sonoma. Via NASCAR, below are the details of those changes:— “Chicagoland’s NASCAR Cup Series race, originally set for June 21, has been reassigned to Darlington on May 17. The 1.5-mile Illinois track’s Xfinity Series race that was scheduled June 20 will be held May 19 at Darlington. Chicagoland was also set to host the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (June 19) and ARCA Menards Series (June 18); officials indicated that those races will be reassigned at a later date.” The TV channel for a NASCAR race is elusive enough in a normal season when Fox and FS1 trade broadcasts of Cup Series events through the first half of the schedule. The challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic make the “what channel is today’s NASCAR race on” question even more understandable.This week, for the first time in months, those who seek the TV channel for Sunday’s NASCAR race will be doing so in order to watch a real, live event rather than a virtual competition. The Cup Series’ return at Darlington will broadcast live on Fox with a start time of 3:30 p.m. ET. read more