Belships Secures Bulker Newbuild

first_imgzoom Oslo-based bulk carrier owner and operator Belships ASA has signed an agreement to charter in an Ultramax bulk carrier to be delivered from Japanese Imabari Shipbuilding in the first half of 2020.As disclosed, the charter period for the 63,000 dwt ship will be for minimum eight years plus two yearly options, with purchase option from the end of the fourth year.With the new agreement, Belships ASA said it will have four Ultramax bulk carriers with eco-design from Imabari Shipbuilding.Two ships were delivered and in service for Cargill and Canpotex, respectively.Another bulker is expected to be handed over to the company in January 2018 and is presently unfixed.last_img read more

WildAid To Celebrate StarStudded 2018 Gala

first_imgWildAid, the global nonprofit organization leading the fight to end the illegal wildlife trade, announced today that it will honor actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Danai Gurira as this year’s Wildlife Champions at its annual fundraising gala on Nov. 10 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel.Tickets and tables for the charitable evening celebrating progress in the protection of endangered species and marine habitats are available now. This year’s event will highlight WildAid’s successful collaboration with China to reduce the demand for illicit wildlife products, including China’s landmark decision to ban ivory in December 2017.With sponsors including Bentley Heritage, “An Evening in China” will feature musical entertainment by 16-time Grammy-award winner David Foster, as well as captivating performances from The Cirque. Guests will enjoy a vegetarian meal specially curated by celebrity Master Chef Martin Yan following a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Attendees will also participate in a silent auction and live appeal offering luxury items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.Howard and Gurira recently partnered with WildAid to release PSAs in support of saving rhinos from poaching with the poignant and hard-hitting message that it is up to humans to protect them because “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”WildAid produces impactful, Hollywood-quality public service announcements for a fraction of the cost and distributes them to millions of viewers a week through extensive pro bono and earned media placements. In September, WildAid released a new report showing a dramatic decline in rhino horn prices (70 percent); and in recent years, shark fin consumption in China has gone down by 80 percent.WildAid works with high profile ambassadors including HRH Prince William, Lupita Nyong’o, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Branson, Danai Gurira, Bo Derek, Josh Duhamel, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming and many more.Past Gala Attendees include Josh Duhamel, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Yao Ming, Fergie, Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott, Chevy Chase, Jared Leto, John Corbett, Bo Derek, Michael Cudlitz, Larry King, Hayden Panettiere and others.Find out more about the event here.last_img read more

Gas Plant fire in Fairview on Wednesday

first_imgThe AER says they continue to work with the company, the RCMP, and local fire department to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are met during the response to the incident. FAIRVIEW, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Limited had experienced a fire, on Wednesday, March 20, at their gas plant in Fairview, Alberta.The Alberta Energy Regulator responded to a Canadian Natural Resources’ tank fire approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Fairview.According to the AER, the fire had started at around 8:00 p.m. and was extinguished at approximately 11:40 p.m.last_img read more

Slew of measures to help speciallyabled voters

first_imgKolkata: Election officials of the North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency segment have initiated various steps to reach out to the specially-abled voters under its jurisdiction and encourage them to exercise their electoral franchise.Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be arranged for visually-impaired voters, officials are visiting the homes of the specially-abled persons to know about their disabilities and locations, a ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the them and some of them will picked up from home and dropped back after the voting process. The North Kolkata will go to poll in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19 May. The district election officer (DEO) of North Kolkata, Dibyendu Sarkar, has already directed the other election officials to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure a pleasant voting experience for all the specially-abled voters. The officials have also been asked to chalk out a detailed plan to help differently-abled voters to exercise their franchise without any difficulties. The office of the DEO has already carried out a survey to identify these voters and their locations in order to make special arrangements for them on the day of poll. The poll personnel have started visiting their homes to know about their disabilities and what kind of assistance they would need to reach polling booths to cast their votes. They have been asked to collect details of the locations and contact numbers of such voters. According to district election officer Dibyendu Sarkar, there are altogether 1,500 differently abled voters in North Kolkata. The election officials have prepared a list of these voters with the data provided by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities. “We are making necessary arrangements for the differently-abled voters at the polling stations. A ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the ramp. Voters with physical deformities need not to stand in the queue and they will be allowed to cast their votes the moment they step into the booth,” Sarkar said. Sarkar further said: “Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines will be arranged for visually-impaired voters. There will be special arrangements for elderly voters as well. We have decided to arrange 150 wheelchairs in North Kolkata. Vehicles and wheelchairs will be arranged for persons requiring special assistance. We have already spoken to various organisations and NGOs to arrange for wheelchairs. Arrangements will be made to pick up these individuals from their homes and drop them back after voting.” An audio-visual documentary for specially-abled people has been released by the District Election Officer where these voters have been urged to cast their votes. The video will encourage the specially-abled people to take part in the election process, said a senior election official.last_img read more

EOW registers case against private company for cheating investors

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Police Economic Offences Wing (EOW) had registered a case against the private company for cheating investors /homebuyers. Police said that the complainant in the case told them that in the year 2012 he saw the advertisement for the company’s project in the newspaper.”He contacted the company and on the next day, he met on the person in company’s office. That person told them about company project in Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida,” police said. After showing the brochure the person told the complainant that if he invests in the company’s project he (complainant) will get possession of the flat in two years. It was also told to the complainant that the company has all approval and licenses regarding the project. A dummy model was also shown. At the project site, the complainant show company’s hoarding. After that in December 2012 complainant booked one flat. The first payment made through cheque of Rs 4 lakh by the complainant. The money receipt came through the post in his house. The complainant told police that he had paid 30 per cent of money to the company. After two payments company issued allotment letter on his name and after third payment builder buyer agreement was signed. “The company said that the remaining payment will be taken after construction will start,” complainant further told the police. Later no work started by the company. “I called them through phone and sent email but the reply was not satisfactory from the company side,” the complainant told the investigating agency. In 2016, the complainant visited the construction site no hoardings were seen of the said project and also the company removed the project from their websites without telling him. All the investors in April 2017 went to the company’s office. The company’s official told them that the construction will take time. According to police, all other complaints received in the matter are also clubbed with main complaint. The number of complaints at present is sixteen and on the basis of the contents of complaint and pre-registration enquiry an offence under sections 406, 409, 420 and 120 B of IPC. Case against manager A case of cheating was registered with the Delhi Police after a woman who claimed herself owner of the media institute has said that centre manager had entered into a conspiracy with other members of the institute to commit financial frauds.last_img read more

Manchester City unsure of Foden and Diaz future

first_imgPep Guardiola says Manchester City are not sure youngsters like Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz will leave on loan or not.The young stars started as City began their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Chicago on Saturday.Foden and Diaz have played few games in the last season and could be set for loan spells to gain experience, however, City boss is still unsure.“We will decide on them at the end of pre-season,” said City boss Guardiola quoted in Sky Sports.“As soon as people come back we will know what we need for the games against Chelsea [in the Community Shield] and Arsenal.”City’s 16 World Cup players are still resting from the Mundial tournament and as a result couldn’t feature in their preseason start on Saturday, however, Joe Hart who spent last season on loan at West Ham played half of the match time.jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“Despite the decision nobody can doubt Joe’s quality as a goalkeeper or what he has done in the last 10 to 12 years,” said Guardiola.“We have four goalkeepers, we decided today to use Claudio Bravo and Joe Hart. What Joe has done in the past 12 years in undeniable and we know his quality.”“We did many good things,” said Guardiola.“It is really good for the future. We played against one of the best teams in Germany and we did many good things.“We spoke in the week about courage, intensity and a desire to play. The players did very well and I am so satisfied with the performance of these guys.”last_img read more

TCI STCW95 Basic Safety Training

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, February 27, 2018 – Providenciales – The Maritime Department (MD), in collaboration with Sea School International, will be hosting the annual STCW/95 Basic Safety Training for local captains and skippers wishing to obtain a Boat Masters License.  This licence is the legal document required by any person who wishes to participate in the water sports business as a local captain, or anyone who wishes to be the captain of a small commercial vessel.  The holder of a local Boat masters license will be permitted to operate a small commercial vessel up to twenty-four (24) meters in length or up to one hundred and fifty (150) gross tonnes and a pleasure vessel under four hundred gross tonnes.Training in Provo will run from 26th February to 2nd March, 2018 at the Conference room, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR), Lower Bight Road Providenciales.Fees for the course for ‘First Time’ attendees will be $630 per participant for all three days. A refresher course, for individuals where their 5-year certificate has expired, will cost $355.The three-day training will include:Basic Fire Fighting;Personal Survival Techniques;Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities; andFirst Aid/CPRRefresherIndividuals who wish to register are being asked to provide one form of identification the morning of the course.Please contact the Maritime Department Providenciales at 1-649-338 – (4171) or 1-649- 338 (4179) or the Maritime Office, Grand Turk at 1649-338-3173 for more information on the training course.  Re-sits, are to register on/or before 28th February, 2018.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Older dogs slow learners but display logic

first_imgContrary to the timeless proverb, you can teach an old dog new tricks and though they may be slow learners, they display superior logic than puppies, reveals a new study.Using a series of touchscreen tests, researchers from Austria conducted a study on the effect of ageing on cognitive processes such as learning, memory and logical reasoning in pet dogs of varying ages.The study provides measures associated with normal cognitive ageing in Border collies — fast learning popular breed of pet dog — and thus could be used as a basis for breed comparisons as well as early recognition and treatment of certain cognitive deficits, said the researchers from the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni in Vienna. Older dogs learn more slowly and displayed lower cognitive flexibility, the study showed. The older dogs required more trials than younger ones before they were able to solve the given task correctly, the research said. “The test showed that older dogs are less flexible in their way of thinking than younger ones. As in people, older dogs find it more difficult to change old habits or what they have learned,” said Lisa Wallis from the Messerli Research Institute at Vetmeduni in Vienna.Dogs’ logical reasoning improved with age, revealed the study. The older the dog, the better it performed, while younger dogs were unable to master the tasks given, probably because older dogs more stubbornly insist on what they have learned before and are less flexible than younger animals, the researchers said.The tests also revealed that dogs’ long-term memory is not affected by age.last_img read more

UK freetoair movie channel Talking Pictures TV h

first_imgUK free-to-air movie channel Talking Pictures TV has agreed deals with two of the country’s local DTT channels whereby several hours of Talking Pictures TV content will be simulcast on the local services each day, starting this weekend.The channel has struck deals with Latest TV in Brighton and Bay TV in Swansea via its media sales agency Media15.Talking Picture TV airs classic British movies on the Freeview and Sky platforms in the UK.Sarah Cronin-Stanley, Talking Pictures TV managing director, said: “It’s a great endorsement of the channel’s appeal that Latest and Bay TV will be including Talking Pictures TV as part of their daytime schedule. It also means we’ll now be reaching even more viewers in these key areas.”Bill Smith, CEO of Latest TV, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled Talking Pictures TV will be giving our viewers great British films every day, including local movies like Brighton Rock and Smokescreen. Brighton was the birthplace of the UK film industry and now Talking Pictures and Latest TV are bringing brilliant movies home.”Bay TV chairman Peter Townsend, said: “I’m delighted Talking Pictures TV is becoming part of the Bay TV programming mix, bringing our viewers classic British cinema every weekday in our matinee performance and all day at the weekend.”last_img read more