Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Record High Number of Toll Transactions Cleared in Ireland in 2017

ISSY LES MOULINEAUX, France, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The number of transactions processed through emovis’s toll interoperability cloud-based hub in Ireland has reached a record high with over 50 million transactions cleared in 2017.

Thanks to its toll interoperability solution, emovis is contributing to the improved mobility of millions of Irish drivers, by allowing them to travel seamlessly with just one toll tag across the whole country.  As of January 2018, over 650,000 toll transponders are in use.Ireland's Toll Interoperability Hub

With this new success, emovis demonstrates its leadership in designing and operating innovative mobility solutions that offer the best levels of service for road users in Ireland and throughout the world.

About eToll.ie
emovis was awarded the contract for managing Ireland’s toll interoperability hub by the National Roads Authority (now Transport Infrastructure Ireland) in June 2013 following a competitive tender.

As part of this contract, emovis designed, developed and is currently operating Ireland’s nationwide tolling clearinghouse connecting 14 private toll operators and toll tag issuers though a single platform. More information about this platform: www.etoll.ie

About emovis
emovis is focused on keeping roads moving through toll-based smart mobility solutions.  With over 600 employees worldwide, the company operates some of the world’s largest free-flow tolling infrastructure in the UK, Ireland, US, and Canada.

In the US, emovis operates the Alliance for Toll Interoperability platform (www.tollinterop.org) enabling interstate interoperability for the benefit of customers and member agencies.

In 2017, emovis successfully began operating UK’s second All Electronic Tolling near Liverpool (www.merseyflow.co.uk) and was awarded the Washington Road User Charging Pilot (www.waroadusagecharge.org).

emovis is 100% owned by Abertis (www.abertis.com), the international market leader in the management of toll roads, managing over 5,300 miles (8,600 kilometres) of high capacity and quality roads in 15 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

www.emovis.com
Benoît ROSSI
Media Contact: communication@emovis.com

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Cameroon separatists kidnap 40

Armed separatists in Cameroon have abducted 40 people, including a government official in the English speaking Southwest Region.

Professor Ivo Leke Tambo, a former secretary general of Cameroon’s Secondary Education Ministry and now chair of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board, was among the victims.

The crisis in the mainly French speaking country began in late 2016 when the English speaking sections of Cameroon demanded independence. Conflicts between the government and groups in support of separatists have claimed the lives of thousands of people and forced thousands more to seek refuge in Nigeria.

Source: VOV5

Trump predicted to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Bob Corker, Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump will likely withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.

Senator Corker told the CBS that the Iran deal is an issue that’s coming up in May and right now it doesn’t feel as if it’s going to be extended. Iran and world powers adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in 2015 to curtail Tehran’s uranium enrichment activities in return for sanctions relief. In 2017, Trump decertified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. The US’s withdrawal, if it happens, will cause the deal a collapse as Tehran has refused Washington’s proposal to re-negotiate the agreement.

Last week Britain, France, and Germany proposed new EU sanctions on Iran for providing ballistic missiles and missile technology to Syria and other allies of Iran, like the Houthi rebels in Yemen and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes on individuals, and a ban on doing business with or financing certain public or private companies. The proposal has been sent to the 28 EU members for approval.

Source: VOV5

US, Japan, South Korea discuss Korean peninsula’s denuclearization

The top national security advisers of the United States, South Korea, and Japan met last weekend to discuss North Korea and the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

South Korea’s National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong, US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, and Japan’s National Security Adviser Shotaro Yachi discussed a summit meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a possible meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump. The three advisers agreed that it is important to not repeat the mistakes of the past and to work together closely.

Source: VOV5

PM’s visits to Australia, New Zealand successful: Deputy FM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visits to Australia and New Zealand were successful, said Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Mr. Dung said: The Prime Minister’s visits were successful in all aspects. Vietnam upgraded its ties with Australia to a strategic partnership and identified mechanisms for annual exchanges, cooperation and consultations at all levels. Vietnam and New Zealand have mapped out a roadmap for a strategic partnership in the near future.”

Mr. Dung stressed the importance of the first ASEAN-Australia Special Summit saying the event demonstrates ASEAN’s role in the region. The summit is intended to deepen the ASEAN-Australia strategic partnership and show the two sides’ determination to strengthen bilateral cooperation for regional peace and security.

At the event, Prime Minister Phuc delivered a speech on major orientations for the ASEAN-Australia strategic partnership with two priorities of strengthening economic cooperation and ensuring regional peace and security. Mr. Phuc was one of 4 ASEAN leaders invited to deliver a keynote speech at a retreat of the summit.

Source: VOV5

Cua Ong Temple Festival honors Tran dynasty’s merit

The Cua Ong Temple Festival opened in Quang Ninh province on Sunday to commemorate General Tran Quoc Tang’s contributions to defeating enemies and bringing peace to the region. Tran Quoc Tang was the third son of Tran Hung Dao, the supreme commander of Vietnam in the 13th century.

As part of the opening ceremony, Quang Ninh received a certificate bestowing national special intangible cultural heritage status on the Cua Ong Temple Festival.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh told festival goers that this site embodying the traditional values of the Tran dynasty must be preserved. Quang Ninh needs to make tourism a spearheaded sector and strengthen management and preservation of its historical relic sites and unique landscape. Local authorities need to improve the Cua Ong Temple Festival to reflect its new status.

This year’s festival is held on a large scale, with a palanquin procession, folk games, human chess, cock fighting, a tug-of-war, and a rice cooking contest.

Source: VOV5

Cua Ong Temple Festival honors Tran dynasty’s merit

The Cua Ong Temple Festival opened in Quang Ninh province on Sunday to commemorate General Tran Quoc Tang’s contributions to defeating enemies and bringing peace to the region. Tran Quoc Tang was the third son of Tran Hung Dao, the supreme commander of Vietnam in the 13th century.

As part of the opening ceremony, Quang Ninh received a certificate bestowing national special intangible cultural heritage status on the Cua Ong Temple Festival.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh told festival goers that this site embodying the traditional values of the Tran dynasty must be preserved. Quang Ninh needs to make tourism a spearheaded sector and strengthen management and preservation of its historical relic sites and unique landscape. Local authorities need to improve the Cua Ong Temple Festival to reflect its new status.

This year’s festival is held on a large scale, with a palanquin procession, folk games, human chess, cock fighting, a tug-of-war, and a rice cooking contest.

Source: VOV5