zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Blockchain-based solution provider ShipChain and GTX Corp, a tech firm offering GPS and NFC tracking location-based services, have announced a partnership for a new global NFC blockchain shipment tracking solution.Under the agreement, ShipChain will use GTX’s temperature enabled NFC smart tags to track temperature-sensitive shipments.As explained, the tag requires no scanners, or wires, and records temperatures based on customer-defined intervals and durations. In addition, GTX offers other NFC products that ShipChain will utilize to optimize its Track and Trace Platform.“ShipChain’s new partnership with GTX is another step toward reaching our goal: a transparent, unified, end-to-end logistics platform,” John Monarch, ShipChain CEO, commented.“While developing our … NFC products…, we realized we needed to incorporate blockchain security in order to be an influencer in the shipment tracking and monitoring business. By collaborating and integrating our technologies with ShipChain, we will enhance our speed to market while providing a much needed comprehensive solution for the industry,” Patrick Bertagna, GTX Corp CEO, said.The NFC tags provide real-time temperature sensing and data logging across the supply chain necessary with transportation of perishables; food, drinks, pharmaceuticals and other temperature sensitive products that can be negatively affected by conditions in transit. These built-in security measures can prevent the distribution of contaminated supplies in the marketplace and unauthorized modification of data logs, allowing brands, retailers, distributors, and freight forwarders to verify shipment quality.The encrypted data collected from the tags will be uploaded to the ShipChain blockchain backend providing authentication and chain of custody. This new service will enable temperature-sensitive shipments to be efficiently monitored while in transit, with the potential to manage a range of new government regulatory requirements for perishable shipments.Integration between ShipChain and GTX has already begun and a joint client will be announced once all details have been finalized, according to the duo. Additionally, ShipChain will begin offering GTX enabled services to all customers as part of the expanding partnership.“We are seeing more and more demand for efficient, secure, and cost-effective supply chain management solutions and this partnership will deliver all of that plus the tools for data analysis to help reduce shipping costs, comply with regulatory requirements and provide brands the peace of mind that they are not delivering tainted products prior to retail consumption,” Theresa Gordon, GTX Corp NFC business leader, noted.
Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsThe last time Barbara Suggashie spoke to her daughter she told her she was going to bring her home.The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke to his daughter he said the same thing.There never would be a next time.Neither would return home to Poplar Hill First Nation near the Ontario-Manitoba border.Amy OwenBoth died in different group homes after being taken from their parents.Suggashie’s daughter Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, died Oct. 29, 2016 in Sioux Lookout, Ont.Owen’s daughter Amy Owen, 13, died 2,000 km away in Ottawa, Ont.Suicide is believed to be the cause of death for the little girls who were living in group homes.“The first time I heard my daughter had passed away,” said Suggashie breaking down in tears. “I didn’t believe it.”She was told Kanina died from suicide but she doesn’t believe it and keeps demanding answers to this day.“She wasn’t like that when she was here. When she was at home,” said Suggashie. “She wasn’t cutting herself like that.”She said her daughter began cutting herself in care and had bounced around from foster care to group homes. One of those homes was in Ottawa – where Jeffrey Owen’s daughter was when she died last month.Kanina Sue TurtleJeffrey Owen said his daughter wasn’t suicidal before being put in a group home.“All I know is she was on suicide watch,” he said. “How could she have done this if she was under supervision?”He said Amy wasn’t allowed to make calls home but would do so anyways.The last time he talked to her was a few weeks before she died.“She said she wanted to come home. She hates it so much there. She started crying over the phone. I started crying with her and said ‘my girl, don’t worry. Pretty soon you’ll be home with us. Just try to be strong,’” he said. “I told her ‘we love you so much.’”Courtney ScottHe said he’s frustrated trying to find answers.“When they took these children in care they said they were going to keep them safe and they failed to do that,” he said.Courtney Scott, 16, died in a house fire at her group home in Ottawa on April 21. She was placed in the home but was originally from Fort Albany First Nation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Suggashie said she last saw her daughter about two weeks before her death when she was taken to the hospital emergency room. She had harmed herself.“I told her, ‘I’m trying to get you back,’” said Suggashie.APTN has asked the province for a response to the deaths. There has been no response as of this [email protected] read more
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola insists Alvaro Morata needs to improve tactically if he is to succeed in the Premier League.Morata was recalled to the starting line-up by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri for the league clash against Southampton on Wednesday night, but the former Juventus striker was unable to break the deadlock as the Blues were held to a goalless draw at home.Zola insists Morata remains one the most talented strikers in the world but says he must do more tactically if he is to rediscover his goalscoring touch.Zola said, according to Sky Sports:“Technically Morata – and this is the reason we invested a lot in him this year – we thought he was the perfect number nine for us.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Maurizio has always said that. Technically without a doubt, he is one of the best in this position.”“I think he has to improve a little bit tactically because nowadays with the type of football, football is so organized you need to get better tactically, your ability is not enough.”“In my opinion, he needs to improve on this. He’s been working on that, he has a good attitude. He feels that he doesn’t score enough and he feels a lot of responsibilities for that.”“But he has to learn to put everything behind because these are only burden that you take on the pitch and they don’t help you to perform better.” read more
KUSI Newsroom, Speed: New exhibit at San Diego Air & Space Museum Posted: November 5, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 5, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An iconic car from cinematic history is appearing in its first museum viewing at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.The original “Bullitt” 1968 Fastback Mustang driven by actor Steve McQueen, in the movie of the same name, is on display to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie.The “Bullitt” Mustang will only be on display for two weeks from Sunday Nov. 4 through Nov. 18.“Car lovers from all over the world have been searching for this car for more than 40 years. We are incredibly excited to have it on display, and are extremely grateful to Sean Kiernan and his family for allowing us to be part of the year-long celebration,”said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.For more information click here. Updated: 7:12 AM read more