Towns Current Bidding and Contract Opportunities

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town’s Purchasing Department currently has the following bidding and contract opportunities available:Request For Proposals/QualificationsEmployee Uniform Rental Service — Deadline: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 10:00amInvitations To BidDPW – Screener Rental — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Guardrail Installation — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Pavement Markings — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Roadway Management Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Bituminous Products — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Crack Sealing — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amDPW – Tree Planting Services — Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 10:00amWater & Sewer Division – Fire Hydrants — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Valve Boxes & Curbstop Boxes — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Gate Valves — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Miscellaneous Water Supplies — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Ductile Iron Pipe — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Laboratory Services — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Generator Maintenance Contract — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amWater & Sewer Division – Instrumentation Maintenance/Calibration — Deadline: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 9:00amAll interested parties must first complete the town’s Bid Registration Form.Visit the Town’s Purchasing Department website for additional information. Contact Wendy Martiniello at wmartiniello[at]wilmingtonma.gov with questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTown Posts 15 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”Town’s Current Bidding & Contract OpportunitiesIn “Government”Town Posts 16 Invitations To Bid For Water Department & DPW-Related Services & ProductsIn “Government”last_img read more

SC wonders how transparency cant be taken beyond a point

first_imgDuring the hearing on the new law to replace the collegium system of appointments, a bench of the court headed by Justice J S Khehar noted that transparency could be there only to a “certain degree”.The bench put a query as to how it can be proved even when it is known that a person under consideration for appointment for judgeship is casteist, communal, dishonest and misleads. “How are you going to prove that a person is casteist? He is a communal? He misleads or is dishonest,” asked the constitution bench. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“Can you put an opinion in public when it opens up a candidate (for judgeship) to public ridicule? Hundreds of litigations will then start. We can be transparent to certain degree but not to the world at large” the bench said.“The wisdom of people who watch over needs to be preserved. Transparency is good but you should give views above it. It may be transparent to a degree but not at large. We want to devise something that wrong is not perpetuated.,” the bench observed. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe bench intervened when senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said the collegium system needs to be “opened up” and more transparency must be brought in appointments. Resuming his arguments he asked the court step in to stop the NDA government from “tinkering” with the independence of judiciary with new law on appointment of judges which takes the country to the days of “notorious emergency”.“India would do what Dr Ambedkar, Nehru and other galaxy of patriots and constitutional experts wanted to be done in India. It is a matter of shame that what is sought to be done is what the late Indira Gandhi did with our judiciary during the notorious emergency by her diabolical advisors,” he submitted before the five-judge Constitution Bench. He attacked the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and asked the apex court to assert itself and not leave it to executive to tinker the independence of judiciary.“I feel insulted that I have to deal with this kind of junk. I request the bench to assert itself and not leave the issue of appointment of judges to the executive,” Jethmalani told the bench, also comprising Justices J Chelameswar, M B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and A K Goel. “The Attorney General seems to tell us that in 15 countries the Executive is the final authority. This is what he wants India to do. This is disgraceful. I suggest that this court should express its anger and contempt for such a submission,” Jethmalani submitted.last_img read more

Limited Availability of DigitalOcean Kubernetes announced

first_imgOn Monday, the Kubernetes team announced that DigitalOcean, which was available in Early Access, is now accessible as Limited Availability. DigitalOcean simplifies the container deployment process that accompanies plain Kubernetes and offers Kubernetes container hosting services. Incorporating DigitalOcean’s trademark simplicity and ease of use, they aim to reduce the headache involved in setting up, managing and securing Kubernetes clusters. DigitalOcean incidentally are also the people behind Hacktoberfest which runs all of October in partnership with GitHub to promote open source contribution. The Early Access availability was well received by users who commented on the simplicity of configuring and provisioning a cluster. They appreciated that deploying and running containerized services consumed hardly any time. Users also brought to light issues and feedback that was utilized to increase reliability and resolve a number of bugs, thus improving user experience in the limited availability of DigitalOcean Kubernetes. The team also notes that during early access, they had a limited set of free hardware resources for users to deploy to. This restricted the total number of users they could provide access to. In the Limited Availability phase, the team hopes to open up access to anyone who requests it. That being said, the Limited Availability will be a paid product. Why should users consider DigitalOcean Kubernetes? Each customer has their own Dedicated Managed Cluster. This provides security and isolation for their containerized applications with access to the full Kubernetes API. DigitalOcean products provide storage for any amount of data. Cloud Firewalls make it easy to manage network traffic in and out of the Kubernetes cluster. DigitalOcean provides cluster security scanning capabilities to alert users of flaws and vulnerabilities. In typical Kubernetes environments; metrics, logs, and events can be lost if nodes are spun down. To help developers learn from the performance of past environments, DigitalOcean stores this information separately from the node indefinitely. To know more about these features, head over to their official blog page. Some benefits for users of Limited Availability: Users will be able to provision Droplet workers in many more of regions with full support. To test out their containers in an orchestrated environment, they can start with a single node cluster using a $5/mo Droplet. As they scale their applications, users can add worker pools of various Droplet sizes, attach persistent storage using DigitalOcean Block Storage for $0.10/GB per month, and expose Kubernetes services with a public IP using $10/mo Load Balancers. This is a highly available service designed to protect against application or hardware failures while spreading traffic across available resources. Looks like users are really excited about this upgrade: Source: DigitalOcen Blog Users that have already signed up for Early Access, will receive an email shortly with details about how to get started. To know more about this news, head over to DigitalOcean’s Blog post. Read Next Kubernetes 1.12 released with general availability of Kubelet TLS Bootstrap, support for Azure VMSS Nvidia GPUs offer Kubernetes for accelerated deployments of Artificial Intelligence workloadslast_img read more

Rep Marinos Senior Day at the DIA sculpts new memories of iconic

first_img Illustrates their important role in promoting local attractionsState Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) recently hosted a free ‘Senior Day at the DIA’ event to conveniently connect local residents with the Detroit Institute of Arts.Last Thursday’s event was attended by nearly 40 Harrison Township seniors and featured a catered lunch, roundtrip transportation, and an opportunity to tour the DIA’s extensive art collections and exhibits.“This was a great opportunity to bring residents in our community together and visit one of our most historic regional assets,” Marino said. “Many shared childhood memories of the DIA, and it was great to see that same level of excitement while traveling from one exhibit to another.”Given the popularity of the event, Marino said he is planning other trips throughout the summer and looking at additional destinations for seniors to enjoy.“When the only complaint is wanting more time to explore, it’s pretty clear that we must ensure our seniors have the opportunities to visit these destinations,” Marino said. “The Harrison Township Tucker Senior Center and DIA staff were incredible, and I am very grateful to everyone who attended this wonderful event.”Photo information: Rep. Marino stands with residents outside the Harrison Township Senior Center before the trip to the DIA.Photo information: Rep. Marino admires the Detroit industry iurals by artist Diego Rivera with attendants of the free Senior DIA Day. The murals surround Rivera Court inside the DIA and celebrate Detroit’s rich industrial history. Categories: Marino News,Marino Photos 19Jul Rep. Marino’s ‘Senior Day at the DIA’ sculpts new memories of iconic museum for local seniorslast_img read more

The head of BTs TV division Marc Watson has renew

first_imgThe head of BT’s TV division Marc Watson has renewed the company’s calls for Sky to allow it to air Sky Sports 1 and 2 on its YouView platform, after Ofcom agreed to look into the matter earlier this month.Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event at the BT Tower today, Watson said that Sky’s refusal to license its two channels for its latest internet-connected model of set-top box was unjust and said it was waiting to see whether Ofcom will “fix” the issue in time for the new football season.“There are lots and lots of rules regulating what we do at BT. If someone – a big company or a small company – approaches us and asks for access to our network, we don’t tell them to bog off and build their own – we give them access on reasonable terms.“All we’re asking for is the same courtesy in TV and sport where Sky are presently dominant. They own 100% of the premium sports market. By any definition we think that is dominant. Parity is all we’re looking for,” said Watson.He added: “We’ve been trying to resolve that commercially with them for months and months, but we’ve not been able to do that, and with the season fast approaching, we have put that into Ofcom and asked them to look at that.”Ofcom said last week that it would launch an investigation into BSkyB’s practices in wholesaling its sports channels, after receiving a different complaint from BT in May on this issue. BT alleges that Sky has refused to provide Sky Sports 1 and 2 to BT on YouView on fair terms whilst providing them to other pay TV retailers such as TalkTalk.However, Sky has dismissed the claims as “entirely without merit.” Speaking earlier this month, Sky’s group director of corporate affairs, Graham McWilliam, said that BT’s insistence that it be the exclusive seller of its own sports channels has been a sticking point.“We simply want a level playing field whereby each company supplies its sports channels to the other so we can both offer our customers all Premier League football next season,” said McWilliam.Responding to this wholesaling issue, Watson said: “I can see why if you look at it that way there’s, at face value, an apparent disparity, but we’re starting out, we’ve got no customers, we’re not dominant. We need the opportunity to get going and establish ourselves.”BT is currently able to offer Sky Sports on its older generation of BT Vision set-top box, though BT YouView customers cannot at present get access to the channels. Sky customers will be able to access BT’s three forthcoming sports networks on the Sky platform, but must buy access to the channels directly through BT.last_img read more

Orange has made a €75 million equity investment in

first_imgOrange has made a €75 million equity investment in Africa Internet Group and has said its African subsidiaries will strike strategic partnerships with the African company’s subsidiaries across the continent.Africa Internet Group, which is also backed by AXA, Goldman Sachs, MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet, operates 10 online consumer businesses across 23 African countries.Jumia, the group’s original platform, allows businesses to market their products and services online to Africa’s emerging middle class. Other services offered by Africa Internet Group include an e-commerce marketplace (Kaymu), websites offering food delivery (Hellofood) and hotel booking (Jovago), as well as online classified ads for general merchandise (Vendito), real estate (Lamudi), jobs (Everjobs) and vehicles (Carmudi).Orange said it would help Jumia and other websites run by Africa Internet Group to accelerate their growth and seize development opportunities in Africa.“We are particularly pleased to announce our entry into the capital of Africa Internet Group. With this strategic investment, Orange now has the capacity to play a leading role in the fast-growing e-commerce market in Africa. This acquisition is combined with the signature of several important partnership agreements that will create value for all parties,” said Stephane richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange.“In particular, across the twelve countries where we have a common presence, this investment will enable us to significantly develop our ability to market products and services developed by Orange Middle East & Africa over the Internet. This operation, initiated by our corporate investment fund Orange Digital Ventures, is fully aligned with our strategic plan, Essentiels2020, particularly with regards to our ambition to reinvent customer service, develop the digital channels and services offered to customers as well as our ambition to develop our activities in Africa and the Middle East.”last_img read more