Thursday 16th June 2016. Surveillance and Opera Crossover.

June 16, 2016

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alexDr Computer (Alex Neuman) is back with us this morning. Tech chat today about systems being developed (and available) for the tracking of individuals and groups Alex has attended a forum on city technology sponsored by Huawai who are one of the leaders in this kind of hardware.

We also look at the direction of electric cars and the development now of driver less vehicles. Also on the day that VW announces a large investment in electric cars.



Ricardo Velasquez

ricardovalasquezgerryIn the last hour this morning it is a real pleasure to welcome to the show opera singer Ricardo Velasquez. Ricardo who found that he could sing at a Karaoke night out, then decided to give studying and a career in medicine and go off and study singing in Spain!

It turned out to be the best decision, Ricardo is well established and well known on the European Opera Circuit and has performed worldwide. He has a concert coming up in July on the 19th promoting his new album which is a crossover of popular classic pop with the refinement of a developed operatic voice…

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The ‘rebel’ deputies of the Democratic Change (CD) party did not care about Ricardo Martinelli’s threat: they did not attend the caucus meeting to choose the next candidate for President of the National Assembly that will be nominated on July 1st.

Miguel Mayo and Enrique Carles will be the new ministers of Health and Agricultural Development, respectively, President Juan Carlos Varela announced on Wednesday.

The well-known affair between the now former Minister of Health Francisco Javier Terrientes and his press director could have been the trigger, of his official resignation on Tuesday.

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Augusto Arosemena foresees that the Colón Free Port law will go into effect in about six weeks.

Twelve days after Abdul Waked, owner of Felix B. Maduro, authorized the transfer of all the store’s assets to a trust, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department approved an extended license for these stores so that they have access to the US financial system.

Chile beat Panama 4-2, advancing to the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario, in a match that was played in Philadelphia, United States.

A computer technician of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca was provisionally arrested in Geneva, Switzerland, on suspicion that he could be linked to the leak of millions of documents that revealed the creation of corporations that were allegedly used to hide assets and evade the tax payments in their countries, said the Swiss daily Le Temps yesterday.

The area of Donoso, in the province of Colón, has had its protected status reinstated by the Supreme Court. The court, in a decision made on May 25 and made public this week, reversed a 2012 ruling that stripped the area of its protected status.

Operation Smile Foundation, with the support of the National Border Service (SENAFRONT), the Rotary Club of Panama, the National Police and the Municipality of Panama, will hold on Saturday, June 18 the Radioton Operation Smile at the Parque Recreativo Omar.


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