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The Wiser Driver Campaign aims to improve communication between commuters, taxi associations, drivers and owners. (Image: SA Transport)An effort to bridge the communication divide between commuters, drivers, taxi associations and owners is being made by two young men from KwaZulu-Natal.Durban entrepreneurs Brian Mbambo and Zethembiso Msomi run a non-profit organisation called Give Life Projects. It seeks to innovate the way South African communities work. The pair also run a software development shop called Fish Information.Give Life Projects has pioneered a mobile service available to every taxi commuter, called Wiser Driver. By dialling 1204577#, commuters now have a voice and are invited to speak about their commuting experiences with full assurances that the right owner of the vehicle will receive their concerns.Msomi told Redbull Amaphiko: “The platform we have created to give a voice to the commuters comes at a cost. Primarily, the bigger challenge is awareness. The taxi industry, particularly the drivers, have been stereotyped to behave in a manner that endangers commuters or other road users.“While some cases are true, this is not the entire picture of the driving community. Also, taxi owners themselves are usually unaware of what happens in their taxis while they are in operation. This project has allowed us insight into their lives and they are genuinely concerned for their commuters as they provide the bread they get to place on their tables.”Taxi owners, like their customers, the commuters, are not currently in a position to receive concerns and comments in a timely manner.Wiser Driver offers commuters road safety education and information, such as the importance of wearing seatbelts. It can also be used to report bad behaviour or excellent service from drivers. It is currently available in English and isiZulu to commuters in Durban and surrounding areas. Standard USSD charges apply for usage.WISER DRIVER ORIGINSFor the 15th annual Durban Business Fair in 2013, Msomi and Mbambo developed a mobile competition system that was the catalyst for Wiser Driver.Msomi explained: “For that project, we created a web application that was used to register and automatically enter into the competition the visitors and exhibitors that attended/participated in the Business Fair.“After that success, Give Life Projects championed a tavern campaign in 2013 in partnership with the KZN Liquor Authority and Brandhouse. In this campaign, tavern owners were given first aid training, fire awareness training, first aid kits and fire extinguishers. As a means of collecting data on the success and progress of the initiative, we asked tavern owners to give us feedback via USSD with the names of people they have assisted in their taverns.”USSD is Unstructured Supplementary Service Data. It is used by GSM mobile phones to communicate with the service provider’s computers. In essence, it is used for browsing, prepaid callback service, mobile-money services, location-based content services, menu-based information services, and as part of configuring the phone on the network.TAXI ASSOCIATION PARTNERSWiser Driver has partnered with 16 taxi associations in Durban and should a user report any issues, the problem is immediately communicated to the owner of the taxi in question as well as the taxi association under which the taxi operates.Internal disciplinary policies of the taxi owner’s operation and taxi association come into play after the report is made.“We wanted to introduce an independent system of accountability for taxi drivers and a degree of transparency by facilitating communication between commuters and taxi owners,” Msomi said.“Aside from taxi owners, drivers and associations, other players that work with this sector have also given us a great reception as well. The likes of these are our partners, namely: CMH DatCenter Durban, Miami Towlines and Jacks Tyres.”The significant challenge was creating an application that could be accessible from any mobile device. That challenge was met, and roll out has been smooth.“The challenge remains now to bring this application to the attention of as many people as possible in order to establish a new standard in the taxi industry,” Mbambo said. “We share our project in order to cultivate ambassadors who will help us help the owners be more responsible and more concerned and act accordingly when commuters communicate their concerns to them.”SUCCESS STORYSoon after its launch, Wiser Driver received its first reports from a commuter, commenting about a taxi driver.“We received our first negative report from a commuter about a particular driver who was speeding excessively. The owner of that taxi was very quick in addressing the issue with his driver,” Msomi said.“After observing the data that we had collected from the system, we then held a series of feedback sessions with our stakeholders. As unconventional as this seems, the thinking behind it is to decrease the chances of that particular taxi being involved in or causing an accident. By chance, they said the taxi was also in need of a good set of tyres .Together with our partners, Jacks Tyres and CMH DatCenter Durban, we announced a pre-emptive measure action plan where we gave a brand-new set of tyres to the taxi.”The other participating taxi owners were given wheel alignment vouchers, courtesy of Jacks Tyres and CMH DatCenter Durban.
Highlights 180: See you tomorrow at 10 am for the Day 2 proceedings.#Highlights 179: Day 1 proceedings at the India Today Conclave 2011 comes to a close.#Highlights 178: ElBaradei: We need a lot on electoral reforms.#Highlights 177: How important is sport in Egypt? To which ElBaradei says – Knowing political process is also important for youth.#Highlights 176: ElBaradei says UNSC should authorise nations – on ‘why is not Egypt sending troops to Libya?’#Highlights 175: ElBaradei: Women are more courageous in certain situations – on their role in Egypt post revolution.#Highlights 174: ElBaradei: I was a strong supporter of Indo-US N-deal.#Highlights 173: ElBaradei answers audience’s questions.#Highlights 172: ElBaradei on N-safety: There is no technology, which is 100%safe.#Highlights 171: ElBaradei ends his speech by quoting Mahatma Gandhi.#Highlights 170: ElBaradei: It is fair to ask in what kind of Egypt people should invest.#Highlights 169: ElBaradei: I run single-handedly. But my priority is work with people.#Highlights 168: ElBaradei: We need to have a proper transition.#Highlights 167: ElBaradei: We need to have a Constitution so that there is a civil state.#Highlights 166: ElBaradei: We are on the right track, we are liberated.#Highlights 165: ElBaradei: Despite challenges in Egypt, there are huge opportunities for economic development.#Highlights 164: ElBaradei: We need to reconcile though crime needs to be punished.#Highlights 163: ElBaradei: People did not buy the theory that if Mubarak were to go, chaos would follow.#Highlights 162: ElBaradei: There is no rush, after 30-40 years of repression, to have a new Egypt. It will need time to build the country.#Highlights 161: ElBaradei: The distorted interpretation of things meant that from a Nobel prize winner I became a security threat.#Highlights 160: ElBaradei: As we appealed to them, we had 12 million people.#Highlights 159: ElBaradei: Young people, who lived with Internet, realised that they were about to move from virtual world to real.#Highlights 158: ElBaradei: We felt if something was to be done, we needed to work with young people.#Highlights 157: ElBaradei: When I returned to Egypt last year, there was depression. People’s souls were dead.#Highlights 156: M.J. Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, welcomes ElBaradei.#Highlights 155: Mohamed ElBaradei, Leader of the Opposition, Egypt and Nobel Peace Laureate 2005, is to address the India Today Conclave shortly.#Highlights 154: Next session – The New Middle-East: Challenges and Opportunities.#Highlights 153: Gopalakrishnan on N-plans: Why should this country pay through its nose. Jaitapur cannot be a testing ground.#Highlights 152: Saiki: It is too early to draw conclusions from Japan disaster.#Highlights 151: Gopalakrishnan on N-deal: The damage has been done.#Highlights 150: Gopalakrishnan on India N-programme: We cannot distinguish between sellers and buyers.#Highlights 149: Gopalakrishnan: AERB operates like a lapdog for PMO and other N-bodies. There is no independence.#Highlights 148: Gopalakrishnan: 650-reactor-type policy for India is baseless in view of what happened in Japan.#Highlights 147: Gopalakrishnan: PM was keen on N-power and it was used by Western powers.#Highlights 146: Gopalakrishnan: We have huge amount of thorium.#Highlights 145: Gopalakrishnan: There is a need for analysis after Japan disaster.#Highlights 144: Saiki: Fukushima plant has 10 reactors, while Japan has 55 reactors in all.#Highlights 143: Saiki: We are faced with a very difficult situation. We cannot deliver food and relief, because of bad weather.#Highlights 142: Saiki: 6,000 die & many missing in Japan. The toll may increase.#Highlights 141: Saiki thanks India for its deep condolences over Japan disaster.#Highlights 140: Saiki: This session has more important implications for audience#.Highlights 139: In India we have 19 N-reactors generating 6000MW power: Raj Chengappa#.Highlights 138: Raj Chengappa briefs the audience about the Japan disaster.#.Highlights 137: After Japan session chairperson: Raj Chengappa, Editor-in-Chief, The Tribune#.Highlights 136: Speakers: Akitaka Saiki, Ambassador of Japan to India & A. Gopalakrishnan, ex-chief, AERB#.Highlights 135: Next session: After Japan: The dilemma of nuclear energy#.Highlights 134: Jaitley on BSY: These are mere charges, but let the last word come.#Highlights 133: Self-obsessed politics is no politics, Jaitley to Mani on 2G, Bofors#Highlights 132: Aiyar to media: You are doing your job, but you are entertainers. But what you are doing is not in national interest.#Highlights 131: Simultaneous LS, assembly polls need of the hour: Rahul Bajaj#Highlights 130: Let’s not be holier-than-thou: Rahul Bajaj#Highlights 129: It takes two hands to clap: Aiyar to corporates on corruption#Highlights 128: State funding may curb corruption in politics: Patel#Highlights 127: WikiLeaks is no evidence, but it corroborates in a big way: Jaitley#Highlights 126: Aiyar asks why we are not getting engaged in real issues that concern us. ‘Everyone is talking about WikiLeaks.’#Highlights 125: Aiyar – A note is not a vote.#Highlights 124: Aiyar: Politics is a daily challenge when it comes to integrity.#Highlights 123: Aiyar: Honesty in politics is not only about money matters.#Highlights 122: The real problem is, we don’t have transparent political funding: Jaitley.#Highlights 121: Patel: I don’t think even a ward member election today can be free from money power.#Highlights 120: Rahul Kanwal, Executive Editor, Headlines Today, in chair.#Highlights 119: Speakers: Arun Jaitley, MP, RS, Praful Patel, Union minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, MP, RS.#Highlights 118: Next session – Politics & Ethics: Is honesty possible in Indian politics?#Highlights 117: Swamy: Ours is a spiritual society. Hinduism, unlike Islam & Christianity, permits freedom of expression.#Highlights 116: Swamy: I won’t support those Hindus who indulge in violence, but what I say is, Hinduism doesn’t preach this.#Highlights 115: Swamy: All religions are emotional.#Highlights 114: Those who punish people in the name of Islam abuse it, says Madani.#Highlights 113: India’s diversity is its beauty, which cannot be changed: Madani.#Highlights 112: There is no other place like India for Indian Muslims: Madani.#Highlights 111: Maulana Mahmood Madani, president, Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind, begins his speech.#Highlights 110: Aitzaz Ahsan – There is more than religion that drives people to indulge in violence.#Highlights 109: Aitzaz Ahsan – Religions in sub-continent are co-existential.#Highlights 108: Barristor-politician from Pakistan Aitzaz Ahsan begins his speech.#Highlights 107: Swamy – Unless some changes take places, the sub-continent will remain destabilised.#Highlights 106: Janata Party chief S. Swamy: Short answer – Yes, religion has destabilised the sub-continent.#Highlights 105: Roundtable on Religion: Has religion destabilised the sub-continent. Speakers: S. Swamy, Aitzaz Ahsan & M.M. Madani.#Highlights 104: Bharat Bhushan, Editor, Mail Today, to chair Roundtable on Religion#Highlights 103: We should focus on our powers – Democracy, youth power, judiciary: Modi#Highlights 102: Union and state elections should be held simultaneously: Modi#Highlights 101: No riots in Gujarat since 2002: Modi#Highlights 100: Gujarat is a peace loving state: Modi# Highlights 99: Let the Supreme Court deliver its verdict on the Gujarat riots: Modi#Highlights 98: Gujarat has launched a programme to empower women in the rural areas of the state: Modi#Highlights 97: Gujarat has become an energy-surplus state: Modi#Highlights 96: Tourism is a priority for the Gujarat government: Modi#Highlights 95: Development should be made a mass movement: Modi#Highlights 94: Skill gets you job. Knowledge creates job: Modi#Highlights 93: There is a need to impart quality education: Modi# Highlights 92: India should be made a knowledge-based society: Modi#Highlights 91: Gujarat has shown that government machinery works: Modi#Highlights 90: India can emerge as a super power: Modi#Highlights 89: Ajay Kumar, Executive Producer, Aaj Tak, introduces Narendra Modi.#Highlights 88: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is set to speak at the India Today Conclave 2011.#Highlights 87: We take some decisions and some of them provoke protests: Ramesh.#Highlights 86: We may pause and look at our systems, but India cannot put a ban on N-egergy: Ramesh on Japan N-crisis.#Highlights 85: Environment protection is viewed as a formality: Ramesh.#Highlights 84: ‘G’ in GDP stands for green: Ramesh.#Highlights 83: We should target 9% growth, which protects our forests: Ramesh.#Highlights 82: We need laws that should not harass us: Ramesh.#Highlights 81: Ramesh: India needs more regulations, but we could do with less regulators.#Highlights 80: Ramesh: Kudos to Indira Gandhi, who introduced key environmental programmes.#Highlights 79: Ramesh: Big gap between economic growth & real well-being adjusted by environmental factors.#Highlights 78: Growth that we define is not the real well-being: Ramesh#Highlights 77: Economists are grappling to define green GDP: Ramesh#Highlights 76: Public health and sustainability key to green GDP: Ramesh#Highlights 75: The country that’s going to be most affected by climate change is ours: Ramesh#Highlights 74: India’s economy is still dependent on monsoon, whatever we may: Ramesh#Highlights 73: Climate change is here and it’s reality: Ramesh.#Highlights 72: Unless we are unpredictable, we cannot go to a green GDP: Ramesh.#Highlights 71: Activist Madhu Kishwar introduces Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, who will speak on the way to a green GDP.#Highlights 70: Killing innocent people as informers is detrimental to the Maoist cause: Ashim Chatterjee.#Highlights 69: Maoists should not be branded terrorists: Ashim Chatterjee, former Naxal leader.# Highlights 68: Tahrek-e-Taliban Pakistan is not a monolith. It operates under various warlords: Aziz Ahmad Khan, Former Pakistan Commissioner to India.#Highlights 67: MJ Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, introduces the panel.#Highlights 66: The Roundtable on Conflict Resolution has begun.#Highlights 65: The Roundtable on Conflict Resolution is to begin shortly.#Highlights 64: I wish to be recognised, so I don’t want privacy. I want to be disturbed: SRK#Highlights 63: I should be able to hold the attention of young people: SRK.#Highlights 62: We should make films which can appeal to all sensibilities.#Highlights 61: We are a self-sufficient film industry: SRK#Highlights 60: I work to bring smile to as many faces as possible: SRK#Highlights 59: I’m a self-centred superstar: SRK#Highlights 58: We need to have a give-and-take relationship with Western cinema: SRK#Highlights 57: Apart from roti, kapda aur makaan, entertainment is the fourth basic human desire: Shah Rukh.#Highlights 56: Shah Rukh says he doesn’t agree with the concept of crossover films.#Highlights 55: No bigger superstar than me: SRK#Highlights 54: See life as a magic as I make movies: Shah Rukh#Highlights 53: Gone are the times when Indian cinema could not compete in the West: Shah Rukh.#Highlights 52: Business has to be looked at when it comes to cinema: SRK.#Highlights 51: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says magic is a view of life.#Highlights 50: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan begins his speech on Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade.#Highlights 49: Koel Purie Rinchet, actor and TV host, introduces Shah Rukh Khan#Highlights 48: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan to speak on Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade#Highlights 47: The government has started many programmes for children and women: PM# Highlights 46: There are various instruments, which have been made available to young entrepreneurs: PM#Highlights 45: This is the only way to decentralise the power: PM#Highlights 44: Our government started structural reforms five years ago, which we have been pursuing with vigour: PM# Highlights 43: We have to deal with historic inequities: PM# Highlights 42: There are serious doubts about the veracity of the diplomatic dispatches: PM#Highlights 41: Singh says the government is committed to administrative reforms.#Highlights 40: All of us are bound to follow the constitution: PM#Highlights 39: I did not authorise anybody in the Congress to purchase votes for the trust vote in 2008, says Singh# Highlights 38: Singh refuses to comment on the WikiLeaks cables that had alleged that bribes were paid by the UPA government to win the trust vote in 2008.#Highlights 37: We need a more transparent election process: PM#Highlights 36: India has a strong interest in the security of the sea waves and our Navy is doing a commendable job: Singh# Highlights 35: We can contribute to overcome the recent financial crisis: PM# Highlights 34: Existing institutions of global governance must reflect the changes in the balance of power: Singh# Highlights 33: We are happy to see our brothers in West Asia taking a bigger role in their future: Singh# Highlights 32: Recession is behind us, we are coming up with a plan for a skill revolution in two months: Singh#Highlights 31: Modern sectors of our economy are also beginning to understand the values of public welfare: Singh#Highlights 30: The government is trying to bridge the divide in infrastructure, education and health: Singh# Highlights 29: We have introduced many landmark legislations: PM#Highlights 28: We have sought to make political democracy meaningful: PM# Highlights 27: Shift in power to ordinary citizens: PM#Highlights 26: PM Manmohan Singh begins his inaugural address at the India Today Conclave 2011#Highlights 25: The 9/11 attack introduced another enemy, without a face or geography, to the world: Purie# Highlights 24: The youth can be our Demographic Dividend, but if we don’t get it right, we will have brought Demographic Disaster upon us: Purie#Highlights 23: For the youth in India the world is their must-have oyster: Purie#Highlights 22: The Al Qaeda which so dominated our first Conclave in 2002 has been rendered speechless by the developments in the Middle East: Purie#Highlights 21: My heart goes out to the dignified people of Japan who are battling the nuclear radiation: Purie#Highlights 20: This year we have made a special effort to make the India Today Conclave 2011 as topical and relevant as possible: Purie#Highlights 19: India Today Editor in Chief Aroon Purie begins his welcome address at the India Today Conclave 2011.#Highlights 18: The India Today Conclave 2011 begins.#Highlights 17: India Today Conclave 2011 is due to start in a short while.#Highlights 16:Wael Ghonim, the hero of the Egyptian revolution, will be joining the Conclave live for the Digital Debate session on Day 2.#Highlights 15:ElBaradei will speak on the revolution in Egypt and its ramifications in the session, ‘The new Middle-East: Challenges and opportunities’.#Highlights 14:The last session of Day 1 will feature Mohamed ElBaradei, Egyptian opposition leader and Nobel Peace laureate.#Highlights 13:Japanese Ambassador to India Akitaka Saiki and former Atomic Energy Regulatory Board chief A. Gopalakrishnan will address the gathering.#Highlights 12:The Japan session on ‘The dilemma of nuclear energy’ will discuss the after-effects of the looming nuclear fears in Japan.#Highlights 11:BJP MP Arun Jaitley, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel and Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar will deliberate on ethics.#Highlights 10:The session on politics and ethics, ‘Is honesty impossible in Indian politics?’, will have senior politicians on the panel.#Highlights 9:The religion panel will comprise Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, Pakistan barrister-politician Aitzaz Ahsan and Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Hind president Maulana Mahmood Madani.#Highlights 8:A roundtable discussion on religion will deliberate on ‘Has religion destabilised the sub-continent’#. Highlights 7:Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address on ‘How can India develop in the next decade’.#Highlights 6:Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh will speak on ‘The way to a Green GDP’.#Highlights 5:Ashim Chatterjee, former Naxal and leader of Communist Revolutionary League of India, Lt Gen (retd) Jacob, former Punjab and Goa governor, and Aziz Ahmad Khan, Pakistan High Commissioner to India, will speak at the session.#Highlights 4:A roundtable discussion on conflict resolution will discuss ‘Can conventional armies defeat terrorism’.# Highlights 3:Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will deliver his speech on ‘Movies, magic, life — Making movies work in a brand new decade’.#Highlights 2:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to inaugurate the Conclave and deliver the inaugural address.#Highlights 1:The 10th India Today Conclave is scheduled to begin in New Delhi on Friday, March 18.#advertisementadvertisementadvertisement
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Shillong, May 1 (PTI) Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit today underlined the importance of the CAPF football talent hunt tournament ahead of the U-17 world cup in the country later this year.In his speech, Purohit emphasised the importance of this tournament in the lead-up to the U-17 World Cup which he said, “will be one of the biggest sporting activities in the country.”Assam Riffles Director General Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan said, “We aim to identify football talent and further popularise sports in the North East.”He said, “This is phase one and phase two in June will see states playing against each other. We will select the best children from Meghalaya and I am sure that they will bring further laurels to this beautiful land of clouds.”Later in the match, Umsning SC beat Laitkor SC 2-1 in a thrilling opening match of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Meghalaya.The nation wide competition, dubbed Oorja, is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to promote football in the entire country ahead of the FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup, which will be hosted by India for the first time later this year. PTI JOP RG
Mumbai, Nov 17 (PTI) Japanese auto major Toyotas luxury arm Lexus today unveiled a compact hybrid SUV, the NX 300h, which is a premium urban sports car and is expected to begin delivery from February.The NX is the fourth offering from Lexus since its entry into the domestic market this March and is pitted against the likes of the locally-assembled GLA Class from Mercedes, the Audi A6 and most models of the Tatas-run JLR.Though Lexus did not disclose the final price of the NX, which will be sold as CBUs, it indicated that it will priced around Rs 60 lakh.The luxury car maker sells three models–RX450H hybrid and the full-size LX 450d (both SUVs) as well as the hybrid sedan ES300H–all as CBUs in the country now.The Lexus NX300h will be available in two variants – the F Sport and Luxury, and caters to the lifestyle needs of young achievers, Lexus India president Akitoshi Takemura said.Company vice-president Arun Nair said the deliveries of the new car could commence from February.The NX comes with 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder engine, which produces 145 KW max power, and proffers 18.32 km a liter.Nair said they have so far set up four guest experience centres in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Gurgaon besides an equal number of after-sales centres.When asked if the company will follow the rest of the luxe players who all locally assemble most of their models, Nair answered in the negative saying that at present the focus is to establish the brand. PTI IAS BEN BEN BASadvertisement