Jeppesen announces three-year deal with BP shipping

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Scan Global gets new investor

first_imgAEA acquires SGL after a competitive process involving several industrial buyers. The management of SGL along with SGL’s strategic partner in the USA – TransGroup WorldWide Logistics – will reinvest alongside AEA to become significant shareholders in SGL.”We are very pleased to welcome a new long-term, dedicated shareholder group with global reach and profound insight into the logistics sector. This enables us to continue the growth path we have experienced during the past several years,” said SGL group ceo Jesper Nielsen.Nielsen joined SGL in February 2016, having held various management roles at DHL Global Forwarding over the last ten years, most recently serving as ceo for the Nordics and Baltics.www.scangl.comlast_img

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Fagioli skids in Kazakhstan

first_imgIn order to weigh the offshore module Fagioli used 18 hydraulic jacks, each with a capacity of 300 tons (272.2 tonnes), plus 18 load cells, 14 of which had a capacity of 200 tons (181.4 tonnes) and four 300-tonne capacity units.Fagioli determined that the module weighed 1,760 tons (1,596.6 tonnes). Strand jacks were then used to pull the module onto skid tracks and, eventually, onto the barge.Once secured, the barge transported the module to an artificial island, where Fagioli skidded the structure onto the land.www.fagioli.comlast_img

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The legacy of Titanic

first_imgWhen director James Cameron announced he was going to make a film about the legendary sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage across the Atlantic, eyebrows were raised.Many in the film industry still harboured memories of the 1980 movie Raise the Titanic, which had a less-than-successful box office performance – recouping only $7 million of its $40 million budget. As the film’s producer, Sir Lew Grade, said at the time, “It would have been cheaper to lower the Atlantic”.When it was announced that Cameron’s film would have five-times that budget, at $200 million, people were anticipating a flop as big as the luxury liner whose story it would tell.How wrong they were.The 1997 release saw its popularity skyrocket. It went on to break the North American record by being the first ever film to remain at number 1 in the box office rankings for fifteen weeks straight. And its place in the hearts of cinemagoers worldwide is still felt today.Box office magic and critical acclaimTitanic’s initial run in the cinema raked in worldwide box office takings of $1.84 billion. With the 2017 20th anniversary re-release of the film taking its all-time total up to $2.2 billion – a handsome return on the supposedly ambitious budget.Film critics also gushed over the movie. Empire’s Adam Smith said, in his Titanic review, that Cameron had created a “spectacular, moving, utterly engrossing three-and-a-bit hour epic”.It’s arguable that without the money behind it, allowing Cameron to invest in the sets and special effects that made the action scenes so believable, the film would not have enjoyed the commercial and critical success it did.His stated aim was to make the final moments of the ship before it disappeared under the sea more terrifying and chaotic than any of the previous films about the subject had managed. Anyone who has seen the film will certainly agree he succeeded.While some could contend that all Cameron was really doing was recreating the disaster movie genre that achieved fame in the 1970s with films like The Towering Inferno and Earthquake, Titanic offered more depth.That magical extra element of the doomed romance between Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack and Kate Winslet’s Rose set it apart. By including a class element of above and below deck rankings, this made the relationship even more poignant, with viewers hoping for a happy ending, but knowing that tragedy would be lurking around the corner.A multi-award winning movie – with an all-star castThis Shakespearean element was possibly in Cameron’s mind when he cast Winslet and DiCaprio. One of her most recent film roles had been as the doomed Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s screen adaptation of Hamlet. While DiCaprio had set hearts fluttering as the title character in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.Their presence certainly helped the movie’s critical success, as the awards soon flowed in. These included four Golden Globes and eleven Oscars, from a total of fourteen nominations – tying the record number of nominations, held by All About Eve set in 1950.It was notable, however, that none of the awards the film received were acting ones. But it did receive the highly coveted Best Picture Oscar.Long-time lovers of the film can revisit the film time and time again, on demand, via streaming services. While those who haven’t seen it can watch for the first time.It’s also still riding high in the popularity stakes with the Rotten Tomatoes site scoring it a very impressive 89% on the Tomatometer as well as a respectable 69% Audience Score. Meanwhile, over on the IMDB site it’s rated as 7.8/10.Own your own piece of the movieLike the Oscar-winning theme song, My Heart Will Go On, by Celine Dion, the popularity of Titanic also goes on. Demonstrated by the amount of merchandise that’s still available for the film.Products range from the standard movie t-shirts and posters, to a huge collection of more niche memorabilia.For instance, true fans can get their hands on a copy of the original screenplay, signed by the stars of the film, should they want to re-enact all 195 minutes of the action – the running time being another reason many thought the film would fail.There are also reproductions of the sketch that Jack made of Rose wearing the necklace that he was later falsely accused of stealing, as well as several other pieces of fan art drawn in the same style. You can even buy a version of the Rose DeWitt Bukater Swim Dress that Kate Winslet was wearing as the ship went down.The film has also cashed in on the global popularity of online gambling, the excellent Titanic slot is a must-play for any die-hard fan of the film. It’s designed in the style of the film and features many of the characters of the movie as symbols on its reels.It also stays true to the film by including special bonus rounds including ones called the Heart of the Ocean and Jack’s Drawing Mystery Feature. For those who also love the haunting melody of the theme song, this also plays gently in the background as the reels spin.Or, for fans who want a souvenir with real authenticity, there are even pens on sale which have a tiny piece of the original Titanic embedded in their barrel – surely an item that will grow and grow in value as the years go on.The film’s lasting legacyTitanic has become a cultural phenomenon, thanks to its plot, action and music. But one aspect of the film that has often been overlooked, is what a launchpad it proved to be for the careers of its lead actors.In the case of DiCaprio, he had originally turned down the role of Jack, but Cameron persuaded him to take on the role. The opposite was the case for Kate Winslet who had to argue her case to be cast as Rose instead of actors including Gwyneth Paltrow and Claire Danes, who had already played opposite DiCaprio as Juliet.Luckily the casting came off. Because surely everyone would agree that no other pairing would have made it quite the film it eventually turned out to be.last_img read more

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Angola charges son of ex-president dos Santos with fraud

first_imgJose Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos serves as the Chairman of Fundo Soberano de Angola, the country’s sovereign wealth fund. [Photo- Reuters]The son of Angola’s ex-president, José Filomeno dos Santos, has been charged with fraud relating to a $500 million transaction out of an account belonging to the central bank, the prosecutor general’s office said on Monday.Dos Santos is the highest profile figure to be charged since President Joao Lourenco succeeded former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos last September vowing to tackle an endemic culture of corruption.British authorities that froze the $500 million in the UK due to suspicions over the transaction have said the money can be returned to Angola.Dos Santos, the former head of Angola’s $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, could not immediately be reached for comment.The former governor of the central bank, Valter Filipe da Silva, has also been charged with fraud in relation to the case, prosecutors said in comments transmitted by state radio.Da Silva could not be contacted for comment.Dos Santos’ passport has been seized and he is forbidden from leaving the country.Prosecutors said that the alleged fraud does not fall under any of Angola’s amnesty’s for financial wrongdoing or repatriation of overseas funds and the crime would not be pardoned.“A pardon will not work… this case will run to its final outcome,” vice prosecutor and head of the National Directorate for Criminal Investigations Luis Benza Zanga said.The government of President Jaoa Lourenco has promised economic reform and a spirited fight against corruption and nepotism.Last year, Lourenco fired the former president’s powerful daughter, Isabel Dos Santos from her position as head of the state oil company, Sonagol.She has also since been the subject of investigations by the new management at the state parastatal, over transactions made while she was still in charge.In January this year, the president went ahead to sack José Filomeno Dos Santos, as the head of the country’s sovereign wealth fund.The former president who is still chairman of the ruling People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party has previously said Lourenco has his and the party’s blessings as he carries out reforms.He has also told the party to prepare for new leadership to take over the reigns of the party in 2019 when he will step down from his position as chairman.last_img read more

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Minibus plunges into sea in St Vincent

first_img Tweet Share Share 370 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Minibus plunges into sea in St Vincent by: Caribbean News Newstwork – January 12, 2015center_img Share Sharing is caring! Search and rescue teams were looking for at least three people reported missing after a minibus carrying several passengers, including students, plunged into the sea in northwestern St. Vincent on Monday.Police in Owia, a community on the northwestern tip of the island, said that the accident occurred at Rockgutter, a community between Owia and Fancy.According to local journalist Rochelle Baptiste, reports indicate that four persons are dead and some are unaccounted for.Vincentians took to various social media channels including Twitter to express their concern for the safety of the passengers and offer prayers of hope for the families.The minibus was said to be carrying 18 passengers at the time of the accident. A similar accident occurred in St Lucia in November 2011, when a minibus carrying 14 people plunged a cliff into the sea in the south east area of Mount in Choiseul.last_img read more

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Conor McGregor desires more money fights

first_imgWhile boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) can retire with a perfect 50-0 record after his bout with MMA fighter Conor McGregor, the latter makes no secret of his desire for more such fights. AP [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Conor McGregor desires more money fights’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/sports-more-money-fights.jpg’ attachment=’115719′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]LAS VEGAS – Described as the fight the fans asked for by the executives who made it happen, Saturday’s clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was only ever about one thing – money. Having beaten the Irish pretender with a 10th-round technical knockout, Mayweather can retire with a perfect 50-0 record and a payday said to be worth up to 300 million dollars, and the American has promised never to return to the ring.McGregor, however, is a different story.His 30-million-dollar purse for the fight is 10 times his previous best disclosed purse from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where, as he says, he endures “shinbones to the head” as he makes his living.In the altogether more genteel surroundings of the boxing ring, he made a lot more money with a lot less damage, and his appetite has surely been whetted by the enormous riches on offer.McGregor has made no secret of his desire for more.Asked what he liked most about his boxing experience, “Money” Mayweather prompted UFC lightweight champion McGregor to say the cash.“The check is all right. The check is not bad,” the Irishman laughed as he sipped his own “Notorius”-brand whiskey on the podium of the post-fight media conference.“I’ve already been raising the MMA (mixed martial arts) checks. I’m still going to be raising the MMA checks when I go back there,” he added.The 29-year-old has started his own website, a clothing line and a number of other businesses, and he was clearly delighted to see the logo of his latest venture, McGregor Sports and Entertainment, in the ring at Saturday’s fight.The value of his brand, however, stems from what he does in the ring or the octagon and the brash personality he displays as he goes about his sporting business.UFC president Dana White is keen for McGregor’s boxing experiment to end sooner rather than later, and said that he was in a position to offer McGregor similar riches for mixed martial arts bouts.“If our fights do what the (pay-per-view) buys did here tonight, and the gate, we’ll all be good, trust me. Nobody will be bitching about anything,” White told reporters.“It takes two very special people in the right place at the right time to do the freakish kind of numbers and the water cooler talk that these guys had. You’ve got to have the right people in the right place at the right time.”With Mayweather, holder of a handful of the biggest pay-per-view sales of all time, vacating the stage at the age of 40, there is an opening for McGregor to move in and take over as the biggest draw in combat sports.The problem is that there are few prospective opponents for him in either boxing or MMA who can generate that kind of interest.A bitter training-camp row between McGregor and boxer Paulie Malignaggi might provide the kind of intrigue that would get fans to part with their money to see them face each other in the ring, but McGregor is most likely to return to the octagon to fight Nate Diaz.Diaz gave McGregor his first UFC defeat in a 170-pound matchup in 2016, which McGregor avenged months later with an epic five-round decision victory at the T-Mobile Arena, before going on to win the organization’s lightweight title.With the teak-tough Californian more than a match for McGregor in terms of trash talk, a trilogy fight to bring that rivalry to a close is about the only thing that would make sense – and the required amount of dollars – for McGregor at this point. (Reuters)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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PFL: Kaya pounces on JPV 4-2 in Iloilo

first_imgKaya Iloilo forward Robert Lopez Mendy (left) and JPV Marikina midfielder Atsushi Shimono compete for possession during their 2018 Philippines Football League match at the at the Iloilo Sports Complex in La Paz, Iloilo City on Wednesday, June 27. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN KAYA Iloilo tightened its hold on the second spot of the 2018 Philippines Football League after a 4-2 victory over JPV Marikina on Wednesday at the Iloilo Sports Complex in La Paz, Iloilo City.Robert Lopez Mendy scored a hat trick to lead the way for Kaya, which now has 29 points on nine wins, two draws and three losses.Kaya gained the early advantage after an own goal violation by JPV in the second minute. The lead doubled in the sixth minute on a long shot by Lopez Mendy.The Ilonggo raised the lead further to three in the 18th minute with a shot from the edge of the box on an assist by Jovin Bedic. JPV nearly pulled one back before the break but their shot hit the crossbar. JPV finally scored one early in the second half with J Baguioro heading a missed shot by his teammates. Kaya had multiple chances to raise the lead but Lopez Mendy and Antonio Ugarte misfired.Kaya increased the lead 4-1 in the 72nd minute as Lopez Mendy tapped back a missed attempt by Chy Villasenor. JPV had the last say in the match on a goal by Keigo Moriyasu.“It is nice that we were able to defend our home turf. We have that unbeaten record here in the Iloilo Sports Complex and we were also able to get the 3 points,” said Kaya head coach Noel Marcaida.The defeat snapped JPV’s two-game run, which included a 2-0 upset over defending champion Ceres Negros. The team remained on fifth place with 13 points on four wins, one draw and 11 losses./PNlast_img read more

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Fire department to get new vehicle

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSDuring a meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 21, the South Padre Island City Council discussed the purchase of a new emergency vehicle, looked at ways to provide additional emergency services for Spring Break and delivered a “Skip the Straw” proclamation for the Island.Council heard a budget amendment request of $450,000 to purchase a new rescue pumper for the fire department. The request included $431,470 to purchase the vehicle from Hall Buick GMC, plus an additional $18,530 contigency fund.“By NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards, when an engine becomes 10 years old, it gets moved into reserve status,” explained SPI Fire Chief Doug Fowler. He added that not only has the City’s pumper reached that age limit, but it has also started “having issues.”Mayor Stahl noted that the City plans to tap into its reserve funds and pay cash for the vehicle. “This will take about half of our reserves, but public safety has to be very, very high on the list,” said Stahl.Council member Ron Pitcock asked about the purpose of the contingency funds. Chief Fowler explained that it had to do with how the new vehicle would be built. “There might be something that comes up that we decide instead of doing this with the apparatus, we’d like to do that, and just about every change order there’s a cost,” replied Fowler.“It is a big expense,” acknowledged Council member Alita Bagley.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedCity plans gulf, bay shoreline improvementsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council met Wednesday night for their regular meeting following the Mayor’s annual State of the Island address. During the meeting, the City recognized retiring Assistant Fire Chief Juan Loya for his 30 years of dedicated service to the…January 22, 2016In “News”From the desk of: the Laguna Vista City ManagerSpecial to the PRESS LV Residents and Friends, This is to provide you a brief update on the recently-adopted budget and on upcoming community events and to share information that may be of interest to you. The Town Council adopted the new budget and tax rate at its regular meeting…September 18, 2015In “News”The Latest: Hurricane HarveyRolling updates on Hurricane Harvey By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Friday, 4:15 p.m. The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway is open once again, reports TxDOT. Too, the City of Port Isabel has shut down its Emergency Operations Center and has resumed normal City functions. The City has also closed…August 25, 2017In “News”last_img read more

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Inilah GermFalcon, Robot Pembasmi Virus Corona di Kabin Pesawat dengan Teknologi UV

first_imgWujud GermFalcon, robot pembasmi virus corona hanya dalam tempo 3 menit. Foto: GermFalcon Selain mengkarantina penumpang, pesawat yang telah mengangkut terduga maupun suspect virus corona, atau sehabis menjalani penerbangan Cina, juga harus melewati masa ‘karantina’. Hal itu tentu sedikit banyaknya merugikan pihak maskapai dikarenakan operasional yang terganggu akibat berkurangnya armada pesawat. Namun, hal tersebut mungkin tak akan terjadi lagi.Baca juga: Tak Khawatir Penumpang Hindari Pesawat Bekas Bawa WNI dari Wuhan, Batik Air: Prosedur Sterilisasi Telah DijalankanSeperti dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman inflight-online.com, Senin, (17/2), belum lama ini, perusahaan asal AS, Dimer UVC Innovations, meluncurkan produk terbarunya yang dinamakan GermFalcon, robot pembunuh virus corona dan kuman serta bakteri lainnya tak kasat mata di pesawat. Robot tersebut diklaim dapat memudahkan maskapai dalam membersihkan pesawat agar terbebas dari segala macam bakteri yang mengendap di lantai, kursi, serta sudut-sudut lainnya. Saat ini, robot pembasmi tersebut sudah tersebar di beberapa bandara di AS. Menariknya lagi, perusahaan memberikan layanan robot tersebut secara gratis selama fase tanggap darurat virus corona.GermFalcon kurang lebih terlihat seperti troli makan yang biasa digunakan dalam penerbangan komersial. Bedanya, GermFalcon dilengkapi dengan semacam sayap yang melebar ke sisi kanan dan kiri pesawat. Alat tersebut kemudian memancarkan sinar UV (UltraViolet)-C yang bisa mensterilkan ruang sekitar.Sinar UVC sendiri umumnya digunakan untuk mendesinfeksi udara, air, dan permukaan di fasilitas kesehatan. Sejauh ini, teknologi tersebut telah terbukti aman dan sangat efektif dalam menghilangkan kuman yang menyebabkan penyakit menular. GermFalcon adalah sistem UVC pertama yang dirancang khusus untuk mendisinfeksi permukaan interior pesawat antar penerbangan dengan cepat.Dalam video tutorialnya, Dimer UVC Innovations mengklaim bahwa GermFalcon dapat menjangkau sejauh 30 baris kursi di pesawat dalam waktu hanya tiga menit. Di samping itu, tingkat efektivitasnya juga hampir menyentuh angka sempurna, membasmi 99,99 persen bakteri dan virus apapun, termasuk virus corona, Ebola, SARS, MERC, EColi, MRSA, dan virus serta bakteri jahat lainnya.Selain itu, alat tersebut juga tergolong mudah digunakan, cukup dengan mendorong robot tersebut di sepanjang lorong dan menariknya kembali ke titik semula, pesawat pun akan kembali aman untuk digunakan. Kemudian, berbeda dengan High Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) Cabin Air Filter yang tertanam pada sistem filter udara di pesawat, GermFalcon dapat digunakan secara portable, sehingga memungkinkan dioperasikan di pesawat-pesawat lainnya yang tak dilengkapi teknologi HEPA.Baca juga: HEPA, Teknologi yang Mampu Bersihkan Radioaktif hingga Virus Corona di Dalam Kabin Pesawat“Ancaman virus corona yang menginfeksi penumpang yang tidak bersalah di pesawat adalah salah satu yang harus kita segera singkirkan,” kata Co-Founder Dimer, Elliot Kreitenberg.“Ini adalah virus berbahaya yang telah merenggut nyawa. GermFalcon adalah respons yang cepat dan efektif untuk ancaman ini, dan kami senang untuk menawarkannya tanpa biaya untuk berkontribusi pada upaya tanggap darurat di Bandara Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), dan Jhon F. Kennedy (JFK) selama krisis ini,” tambahnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Internasional Gerald R. Ford Kerahkan Robot Berteknologi UV Guna Singkirkan Corona13/08/2020In “Bandara”Ahli: Penumpang yang Duduk di Dekat Jendela Lebih Aman dari Virus Corona21/03/2020In “Destinasi Udara”Seorang Penumpang Pesawat Dinyatakan Positif Virus Corona Saat di Udara14/03/2020In “Featured”last_img read more

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