first_imgThe company is now wholly owned by managing director Darren Wright, who co-founded Allseas 11 years ago and was formerly the majority shareholder.Founded and based in Manchester, Allseas has built a strong reputation for its expertise in handling project, heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargoes, as well as FCL/LCL movements on a worldwide basis.The company says that the change in ownership opens up new opportunities to expand and build on what has already been achieved, particularly as key markets emerge from recession and economic confidence returns.Wright says: “Taking over 100 percent ownership will enable me to explore new opportunities and continue to develop a number of new ventures under the Allseas brand.”Among these is Allseas’ Supply Chain Division, which was launched recently and is expected to lead to growth in the company’s Far East activities – including, potentially, opening offices in Hong Kong and elsewhere in China.Allseas has also launched Allair, a dedicated air freight service; this follows Allseas graining IATA (International Air Transport Association) approval.”While excited about our expansion plans, we will remain faithful to our roots in heavy lift and project cargo and that will always be the case,” says Wright. “We are looking at further expansion into more equipment to serve that sector of the business.  www.allseasglobal.comlast_img read more

first_imgPictured above, UAL Texas, UAL Fortitude and Vectis Progress have gathered at the Belgian gateway as part of the carrier’s scheduled services.HLPFI readers will recall that at the beginning of August, UAL expanded its services to include a port call in Warri, Nigeria. The company partnered with multipurpose terminal operator Julius Berger Services Nigeria (JBSN) to launch the monthly service, which will depart from Europe and call at Warri port’s Terminal C.UAL said that the service has a 30-day transit time, without transhipment stops, and will cater for breakbulk, project cargo and container shipments.www.universalafricalines.comlast_img read more

first_imgINTRO: For the first time in Europe LRVs are being built to withstand an end loading of 800 kN. Harry Hondius reportsROTTERDAM operator RET has ordered 21 articulated LRVs from Bombardier Transportation for the RandstadRail project (RG 4.05 p209), with an option for a further 27 cars. Destined to work between Slinge (Rotterdam Zuid), Rotterdam Centraal, Blijdorp, Melachtonweg and Den Haag Centraal, they will be delivered between January and December 2008.The cars will be assembled at Bautzen, with electrical equipment from Mannheim, traction motors from VEM in Dresden and bogies from Siegen. Pairs of cars will run in multiple at peak times. They will also be able to be coupled mechanically but not electrically with RET’s existing fleet.The new cars are derived from 63 two-section Type MG2/1 metro vehicles and 18 similar Type SG2/1 sneltram cars supplied by Bombardier and Alstom-Traxis between 1999 and 2002. These single-cab vehicles run back-to-back in pairs to form a 60m trainset. The RandstandRail cars will be 42m long with three articulated sections; construction methods and the bogies will be identical to the earlier vehicles, although the cab has been redesigned.As with RET’s other sneltram cars the new units will operate through the metro tunnels using a 750V DC third rail power supply, switching to 750V DC catenary when they reach the surface and join the former Hofpleinlijn.Between Laan van NOI and Den Haag Centraal RandstadRail will run parallel to the ProRail main line, although it is fully segregated. Thus, for the first time in Europe the LRVs are being designed to withstand an end loading of 800 kN as required by Euronorm EN12663 PIII; until now 600 kN has sufficed. Together with full air-conditioning, this is one factor influencing the weight of the cars. Whereas the SG2/1 cars averaged 530 kg/m2, the RandstadRail cars will average 574·5 kg/m2, an increase of 8·4%. With eight 130 kW motors driving all axles, the power to weight ratio is 16·1 kW/tonne.The contract is valued at €83m, which is €3·95m per car or €35242/m2. Seven years ago, the price for the 18 SG2/1 vehicles was just 25890/m2.TABLE: RandstadRail LRVs in detailCar length mm 42010Overall width mm 2664Width at entrances mm 2650Doorway opening mm 7 x 1300Bogie wheelbase mm 2050Distance between bogie centres 11250Wheel diameter mm 780/700Buffing load kN 800Empty weight tonnes 64·3Maximum speed km/h 100Continuous rating kW 8 x 130Seats 104Standees 166CAPTION: RET has chosen Enthoven Associates of Antwerpen to style the 42 m vehicles, which will have plastic shell seats Images: Enthovenlast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn New daily press conferences to keep public informed on how to protect themselves. Meetings with manufacturing industry and calls with international leaders will drive forward efforts to curb the virusUK leading international efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine and produce the medical equipment needed to help people recovercenter_img From tomorrow daily press conferences will be hosted by the Prime Minister and senior Ministers on the coronavirus pandemic, supported by scientific and medical experts including the Chief Medical Office and Chief Scientific Adviser. The press conferences form part of the government’s commitment to clarity and transparency in order to ensure British people are fully informed about the steps they can take to protect themselves and others.A Downing Street spokesperson said:The Prime Minister and this Government are committed to keeping the public informed every step of the way about what we’re doing to fight the spread of coronavirus, when we’re doing it and why we’re doing it. At all times we will be led by the science to bring forward the right responses at the right time to this global pandemic.On Monday morning the Prime Minister will speak to British manufacturers including Unipart Group to ask them to support production of essential medical equipment for the NHS. He will stress the vital role of Britain’s manufacturers in preparing the country for a significant spread of coronavirus and call on them to step up and support the nationwide effort to fight the virus.A Downing Street spokesperson said:Preparing for the spread of the coronavirus outbreak is a national priority and we’re calling on the manufacturing industry and all those with relevant expertise who might be able to help to come together to help the country tackle this national crisis. We need to step up production of vital equipment such as ventilators so that we can all help the most vulnerable, and we need businesses to come to us and help in this national effort.On Monday afternoon the Prime Minister will also chair another meeting of the COBR emergency committee to coordinate the government’s ongoing response to coronavirus. The meeting is expected to include discussion on current modelling of the outbreak and next steps on plans around shielding elderly and vulnerable people, household isolation and mass gatherings.Following his calls over the last few days with world leaders including President Trump, Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Abe, Prime Minister Conte and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman the Prime Minister will continue his engagement with international partners to ensure a coordinated global response to the outbreak. Tomorrow all G7 leaders will participate in a call to discuss international efforts. The Prime Minister will encourage fellow leaders to support the World Health Organization response, provide funding and expertise for research that can ensure rapid progress to develop a vaccine, and drive forward support to mitigate the economic impacts of the crisis.In the past few weeks the UK has shown leadership by providing up to £150 million to the IMF’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to support the economies of developing countries affected by the virus, £50 million for the Centre for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations which is leading the global research and development of a vaccine, £25 million for further research into the virus including to develop a rapid test, and £10 million for the WHO’s flash appeal for the outbreak.last_img read more

first_img 22 Views   no discussions LocalNews Private sector encouraged to take advantage of ISA by: Dominica Vibes News – March 14, 2018 Sharing is caring! Minister for Foreign & CARICOM Affairs, Francine Baron (file photo)The private sector’s involvement in developing Dominica’s solar energy generation through the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is paramount. Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Francine Baron, who signed the ISA Framework Agreement on Dominica’s behalf on Thursday 8 March 2018, said the private sector needs to be involved. “Optimal exploitation of the opportunities presented by our relationship with the IDA can only be realized if the private sector considers this an opportunity worth exploiting,” she said.The ISA Agreement Minister Baron said presents an avenue for regional and international collaboration and capacity building in the area of solar energy generation adding, “it is only through strong partnerships that the sustainable development benefits of solar energy exploitation will be realized.”In December 2015 on the margins of COP21 Intergovernmental Conference on Climate Change, the prime minister of India and the president of France joined in launching the Declaration on the ISA.Minister Baron revealed that in addition to funding the ISA’s Secretariat for five years, India has also contributed US$350 million dollars to a solar development fund to facilitate investments in solar generation projects in member countries.“An innovative facility being put in place by the ISA as well is a digital infopedia. This is a digital interactive platform that allows member states not only to share information on solar matters and projects but also to collaborate on the planning and delivery of joined solar initiatives,” she said. Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgIklan pakaian dalam dengan model seperti pramugari (dailymail.co.uk) Seorang pramugari maskapai penerbangan kerap kali dipandang sebelah mata oleh sebagian besar orang. Hal ini karena mereka dianggap melakukan pekerjaan pelayan di dalam kabin. Bahkan mereka juga sering dilihat sebagai pembangkit hawa nafsu kaum pria karena seragam ketat yang digunakannya.Baca juga: [18+] Hampir Separuh Pramugari di Jerman Pernah Alami Pelecehan Seksual!Meski begitu sebenarnya ada standar seberapa ketat pakaian pramugari yang bertugas dalam kabin. Baru-baru ini seorang pramugari mengecam label pakaian dalam karena kampanye iklan menampilkan model-model berpakaian seperti pramugari dan menjilati seorang wanita yang mengenakan pakaian dalam.(dailymail.co.uk) KabarPenumpang.com melansir laman dailymail.co.uk (6/5/2020), pramugari tersebut bernama Amanda dan mengecam label pakaian dalam Honey Birdette. Amanda menulis postingan blog untuk situs feminis Collective Shout bahwa gambar-gambar itu membuat para pramugari menjadi sasaran. Dia mengklaim telah ada sejarah panjang pramugari yang melakukan seksualitas dengan kampanye iklan Honey Birdette.“Maskapai penerbangan diketahui memiliki batasan tinggi badan, berat badan, dan usia untuk awak pesawat dan telah mewajibkan standar seragam yang ketat untuk pramugari wanita, termasuk persyaratan untuk mengenakan sepatu hak tinggi,” tulisnya.Amanda mengatakan kampanye itu membuatnya merasa ‘objektif’, sebab tidak memberdayakan atau membangkitkan semangat, tetapi hanya memperkuat stereotip negatif dan sikap negatif terhadap perempuan di industri penerbangan.“Itu membuat pekerjaan saya lebih sulit. Saya terkejut bahwa merek seperti Honey Birdette yang target pasarnya adalah wanita dan akan mempromosikan pakaian mereka sedemikian rupa sehingga merendahkan wanita,” ungkapnya.“Jujur iklannya sepertinya mereka sudah merekam video Pornhub yang mahal. Ini mengecewakan,” tambahnya.Collective Shout juga memposting ke Facebook mengatakan merek terus ‘mengobjektifikasi, merendahkan dan melemahkan perempuan’.“Apakah Honey Birdette pada suatu saat mempertimbangkan bagaimana penggambaran seksis mereka terhadap awak kabin perempuan sebagai fantasi bertema porno dapat membahayakan para perempuan ini? Apakah mereka peduli? ” tulis Collective Shout.Pendiri Honey Birdette Eloise Monaghan mengatakan kepada Courier Mail Collective Shout, “(Mereka) akan memutarbalikkan apa pun untuk memajukan agenda para wanita progresif Australia,” katanya.Baca juga: Selain Pesona, Inilah Mengapa Awak Kabin Didominasi oleh WanitaMonaghan mengatakan kelompok itu memiliki ‘pandangan prasejarah’ tentang kebebasan perempuan dan menuduh kelompok itu membenci perempuan karena mencintai tubuh mereka sendiri yang indah. “Mereka menyembunyikannya di bawah selubung kepedulian terhadap anak-anak. Ini sebenarnya sangat menjijikkan dan represif,” katanya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTak Suka Disebut Pramugari, Awak Kabin Tingkatkan Kinerja20/06/2017In “Domestik”Ini Dia! Standar Sepatu Untuk Pramugari28/11/2017In “Domestik”[18+] Hampir Separuh Pramugari di Jerman Pernah Alami Pelecehan Seksual!28/08/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

first_imgThe report came in a little after 4pm on Saturday. The complainant told officers a cell phone and a wallet were taken from a parked vehicle. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Saturday, Alaska State Troopers were called to a theft which reportedly occurred at Wildwood Correctional Center on Friday. The investigation is continuing.last_img

first_imgAside from the word on the ongoing recovery for Kemoy Campbell, the best news of the week is the continued good form of Natoya Goule. Though her 2019 win streak ended at the Millrose Games, Goule cut the Jamaican indoor record to 1 minute 59.13 seconds. She was well beaten in the end by American Ajee Wilson, the 2017 World Championship bronze medallist, but the record bears special significance. The 2008 Olympic 800-metre finalist Kenia Sinclair and Goule herself are the only Jamaican women ever to have gone fast outdoors. In a country rightly devoted to excellence in sprinting, Goule has taken up where Sinclair and Inez Turner, the 1994 Commonwealth champion, left off. She has accelerated out of her successful 2018 season, which peaked with a national record – 1 minute 56.15 seconds – in Monaco, and medals at the Commonwealth Games, the NACAC Championships and the Continental Cup. Life doesn’t guarantee straight-line progression from one stage to the next, but if Goule peaks on time for the World Championships, she could go there with a real chance at a medal. As things stand, Sinclair is the only Jamaican to have made a World final. That was eight years ago in Daegu, South Korea. Goule has a chance to match or surpass Kenia’s 5th place there. Beyond that, Goule, Sinclair and Turner represent real hope. Our sprint heritage makes athletes, parents and coaches gravitate to shorter events. That movement drains Jamaica’s potential in longer races. The knock-on effect limits Jamaica’s potential medal haul at major championships. Remember the rush you get whenever Jamaica is at the top of the medal table early on at the World Championships and the Olympic Games? It’s brilliant. Unfortunately, it always dissipates like the boost from a bad energy drink. At 28, Goule is young enough to improve her own standing in the sport. With the World Championships coming this September, the Olympics in Tokyo next year and the Worlds again in 2021, this is prime time for her. As good as Kenia was, with her 2006 Commonwealth and World Indoor silver medals and being a World and Olympic finalist, Goule could overtake her and become, without question, Jamaica’s best-ever 800-metre runner. Be inspired Hopefully, young girls like Western Relays Youth Awardee Shaquena Foote of Petersfield and Charokee Young of Hydel High School will try to follow in Goule’s footsteps. Talk to Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson and the likes of hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London and they regale you with stories of how the wonderful Merlene Ottey inspired them. Ottey and fellow World champion Bertland Cameron sat listening to the radio when Donald Quarrie won the 200 metres in Montreal at the 1976 Olympics. Then just 16, Merlene and Bertland got up from the broadcast inspired to emulate DQ. This could happen with Goule. On top of the benefits she will derive personally from success, she could also make middle-distance running fashionable in Jamaica and broaden the base of local athletics. This isn’t just about the girls. Hopefully, Goule will become a symbol for the boys who run the 800m. Last year, Calabar bombarded the Penn Relays 4x800m record into oblivion with a marvellous run of 7 minutes 26.09 seconds, with St Elizabeth Technical also well under the old mark. Three members of that Calabar team – Devannah Gayle, Rivaldo Marshall and Kimar Farquharson, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships Class Two record holder, are in school and on track. Jamaica College and Kingston College also have good prospects in harness. Hopefully, they will be made to see Goule as a hero. Hubert Lawrence was present when Sherwin Burgess set the Champs record of 1.48.84 in 1987.last_img read more

first_imgIt was day to remember for City’s youngsters on loan at Yate Town where Sam Bell scored a brace in a Man of the Match display.Tommy Conway grabbed an assist but it was a wonder goal from Joe Low which caught the eye. The midfielder took the shot on the volley from the halfway line to help Yate on their way to a 4-1 victory over Taunton Town.Tyreeq Bakinson set up the second goal for Plymouth Argyle in their 3-0 win at Carlisle United.Ryley Towler featured for Taunton.Marcus Day got the better of Lochlan Robertson when Paulton Rovers and Evesham United clashed at the weekend. Paulton secured victory in a 5-3 scoreline with Day on the scoresheet.Hakeeb Adelakun was on the winning side on his Rotherham United debut, playing 70 minutes in the 3-1 away win versus Oxford United.George Nurse featured in Newport County’s 2-1 win over Scunthorpe and goalkeeper Max O’Leary was voted Man of the Match in Shrewsbury Town’s 1-1 draw with Lincoln City. Joe Morrell – pictured above – also featured for the Imps. Sam Pearson featured for Bath City who equalised within minutes of falling behind as they held Concord Rangers to a 1-1 draw in the FA Trophy second round.Liam Walsh featured in Coventry City’s 1-1 draw with MK Dons, while Jonny Smith struck late with what looked to be the winner but Macclesfield Town scored in stoppage time to hold Oldham Athletic to a draw.Rory Holden and Walsall were beaten 3-1 away to Cheltenham Town. And Connor Lemonheigh-Evans got himself on the scoresheet though Torquay United slipped to a 2-1 defeat in the FA trophy against Halifax Town.last_img read more

first_imgAlabama coach Nick Saban has said Blake Sims has a better knowledge of the offense than Jacob Coker. A fifth-year senior, Sims is the more experienced of the two.The quarterback with those attributes typically starts the opener. So why hasn’t Sims been named the guy who will take the first snap Saturday against West Virginia?“Nobody ever said he wasn’t going to start the game,” Saban said during Wednesday’s SEC football coaches conference call. “So I don’t know why you would make those kinds of assumptions.”Since Saban hasn’t named a starter, the obvious question is why not? So in trying to make that determination, I asked him what he considers a “hypothetical” question.“Our situation here is our situation here,” Saban said “I’ve been very upfront with how we’re managing it and how we’re handling it, which I think is best for our team and our players and that’s all I care about. I don’t care about typically or anything. It’s all hypothetical.”When coaches are determining who plays, they put players in game situations in practice to see how they’ll react and execute the play. They have scrimmages. The scout team runs the opponent’s offense and defense to help prepare the first team for the game.Aren’t those hypothetical situations?Sure there’s more to picking who plays than that. Having good discipline and work ethic is a factor. Earning the respect of teammates and coaches plays a part.The players have praised Sims throughout camp for how hard he’s works and his determination. Saban said his teammates love him. When you combine those factors with Sims having a better grasp of the offense than Coker and being more experienced, to me, that adds up to Sims being the starter.Obviously, it’s not that clear cut because Saban hasn’t named the starter yet. He has Sims and Coker listed first team on a depth chart released Monday. Both are expected to play against the Mountaineers even though Saban said Monday he hasn’t made a decision on that, either.“Both guys have played well,” Saban said Wednesday. “I think it’s our responsibility to give both guys an opportunity. That’s how we recruit players to come here that they’re all going to get a fair opportunity to play. We’re going to choose the players that give our team the best opportunity to be successful based on how they perform.”Usually when a team starts installing the game plan for its opponent, it has a starting quarterback in place. He typically takes most of the reps in practice to get ready for the game.Alabama began game preparation for West Virginia last week, yet Saban said Monday he’s going to continue to “rep both guys.” The Crimson Tide has had four weeks of practice to figure out will start and still hasn’t.Why? Uh oh …. I’m about to go hypothetical.Is it because Sims just hasn’t shown Saban enough to be the starter? He just doesn’t seem like an ideal fit for what Alabama has done in the past offensively and maybe Saban is wrestling with the fact that despite all the positive attributes Sims brings to the table, he’s just not one to lead the offense.Is it because Coker hasn’t picked up the offense to Saban’s likening? Saban has said the offense moves faster with Sims at the controls. Maybe Coker hasn’t dominated the competition as expected?Many outsiders, including myself, figured the Florida State transfer was a lock to start for the Tide.ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said Coker can “spin it” as well as anyone who’s played at Alabama. That hasn’t been enough to push him into the starting role, though.Like Saban said Monday, someone has to start the game, but who will it be?Personally, I can’t wait until Saturday to find out what Sims and Coker can do.Plus we may not find out who the starter is until then when one of them has to take the first snap.I don’t like hypotheticals, either. I’m just tired of waiting to find out something Alabama has had four weeks to figure out.(Duane Rankin is a columnist and sports reporter for the Advertiser. Follow him on Twitter at @DuaneRankin. He can be reached by e-mail at dmrankin@gannett.com.)Alabama's Blake Sims (6), left, and Cooper Bateman (18) during Alabama Football Fans Day at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.Alabama’s Blake Sims (6), left, and Cooper Bateman (18) during Alabama Football Fans Day at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.last_img read more