ClassNK adds Brazilian survey office

first_imgThe new office will operate alongside ClassNK’s two other exclusive survey offices in Brazil located in Rio de Janeiro and Santos and is part of a global service network of 130 ClassNK exclusive survey offices.www.classnk.or.jplast_img

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Woehrel to step down from Marseille Fos

first_imgWoehrel, who previously worked as ceo of the port of Dunkirk before moving to Marseille Fos in 2014, is to join CMA CGM, where she began her career in 1987.According to Marseille Fos, her successor will be named in the coming weeks.www.marseille-port.frwww.cma-cgm.comlast_img

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HMCTS reveals deaths of three employees who tested positive for Covid-19

first_imgHM Courts & Tribunals Service confirmed today that three employees who had contracted Covid-19 have subsequently died. Amid fears about the safety of those working in the justice system, the Gazette asked HMCTS how many court staff have been hospitalised or died after contracting the virus.A HMCTS spokesperson said three individuals had died after testing positive. ‘Our thoughts are with their family and friends and support is being provided for their colleagues,’ the spokesperson said.HMCTS said the causes of death will be a matter for the coroner. Staff have access to 24/7 counselling, trauma support and occupational health.It is not known how the three individuals contracted the virus but the Gazette understands that they had been absent from work for a while.The government has been heavily criticised over recent days over the number of people who are being tested daily for the virus. Access to Covid-19 testing has been extended to frontline workers including operational HMCTS staff and the judiciary.HMCTS said yesterday that it is doing everything it can to keep its 18,700-strong workforce as safe as possible during the pandemic. More than 8,000 laptops are being provided to enable staff to work from home. Critical worker staff are being helped to work from home, work flexible hours or maintain social distancing in a physical location.last_img read more

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Eurotunnel demonstrates €20m fire suppression system

first_imgEurotunnel has completed installation of the first of two pairs of SAFE fire-fighting points designed to suppress fires on lorry shuttles. Richard Hope reports from inside the Channel Tunnel.,An unusual media event took place in the Channel Tunnel on February 1, when journalists and TV crews were taken 18 km into the tunnel to inspect the prototype Stations d’Attaque du FEu fire suppression station in Interval 3 of the south running tunnel (the central section between the two cross-over points). Eurotunnel Chairman & Chief Executive Jacques Gounon explained that SAFE is the key element of Project Salamander launched after the fire on a lorry shuttle in 2008, which followed a similar event in 1996. Other measures aimed at preventing fires starting, include a team of 24 Platform Safety Controllers armed with hot-spot detectors who inspect every lorry before a shuttle departs. The SAFE fire suppression stations are being installed mainly to tackle lorry fires on shuttles which have twice caused serious damage to the concrete tunnel lining as the air temperature reached 1 000°C. Fire crews tackling the 2008 fire could not prevent all 30 lorries on the shuttle from being burnt out because most of the water aimed at the fire ran off onto the track. SAFE relies on smaller quantities of water delivered at high pressure through nozzles high on both sides of the tunnel lining that produce a mist of micro-droplets. These quickly turn into steam in a fire, and should reduce the air temperature from 900°C to below 250°C in less than 3 min. Thus 1 litre of water produces 1·65 m³ of steam which displaces air and the oxygen needed to support combustion. Yet the same mist can be breathed in without harm. After successful trials in Spain, the prototype SAFE station was tested in November 2010 and approved. Eurotunnel has now committed to constructing this year two pairs of SAFE stations close to the ends of the Intervals 3 and 4 at a total cost of €20m. The equipment is being supplied by Fogtec of Germany, whose Managing Director Dirk Sprakel said ‘it really is new technology’. Although this is the first Fogtec application in a rail tunnel, the water-based fire suppression system has been supplied for passenger saloons and equipment compartments on rail vehicles including Stadler EMUs for Swiss Federal Railways, Bombardier locomotives for New Jersey Transit and Alstom’s AGV high-speed demonstrator train. Each SAFE station will be 870 m long, sufficient to provide a margin of error when a 800 m lorry shuttle train is brought to a stop. Heat detectors in the tunnel roof will automatically open the mist nozzles within one or more of 29 sections. Each of these is 30 m long with 15 nozzles on either side of the train. The most costly part of the SAFE programme is the excavation of four equipment rooms from the sides of the service tunnel, each housing two 250 kW motors driving a high-pressure pump. These rooms are located between the service tunnel and the running tunnels, and are similar in size to the cross-passages used for evacuation. The SAFE stations can draw water from any of the four pumps, but normally three would be sufficient depending on the number of 30 m sections activated by the heat sensors.last_img read more

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St Vincent PM hints at 5th term in office

first_imgPrime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, one of the longest serving head of government in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is hinting at seeking a fifth term in office.ConfidentAnd Gonsalves, 72, who first led his Unity Labor Party (ULP) into office in the 2001 general election when it won 12 of the 15 seats, is confident that he will be victorious again.“I know if I go back I will win again — as the sun shines tomorrow,” said Gonsalves, who has been a legislator for the past 25 years. He told reporters his confidence has nothing to do with rigging elections and that he “might answer the call from the people not to walk away yet.Gonsalves has long signaled his intention to step away from elective politics, telling party supporters that he would only contest the North Central Windward constituency if asked by the party.During the campaign for the 2015 general election, which the ULP won by an eight to seven margin for a second consecutive time, Gonsalves had asked supporters to give him another term to prepare a new generation of ULP leaders.Political observers say that the party has shown some signs of transition, pointing to the decision of the prime minister last year to assign the finance ministry portfolio, which he had held since 2001,  to his son, Camillo Gonsalves, who is into his first term as Member of Parliament for East St. George.last_img read more

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End of 2014 Chikungunya epidemic in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews End of 2014 Chikungunya epidemic in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – February 25, 2015 118 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share The Ministry of Health and Environment on Wednesday 25 February 2015, declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over as of January 23rd, 2015. The first confirmed reported case was in January 2014 from an individual who travelled from the French Island of St. Martin. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations, the end of a disease outbreak in a country can be declared over, once two maximum incubation periods have passed and no new cases have been detected. The incubation period for chikungunya ranges from 1 – 12 days. The last clinically diagnosed case of CHIKV in Dominica was on December 28, 2014 (onset of symptoms). Since then 42 days (as of February 9), which is more than twice the maximum incubation period (i.e. 24 days), have passed without a new case of chikungunya being detected in the country. During chikungunya epidemic three thousand seven hundred and sixty four (3764) cases were reported across the island with one hundred and seventy three (173) cases confirmed by laboratory testing. One hundred and eleven (111) persons were hospitalized. The Ministry of Health and Environment has expressed gratitude to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), the Pan American Health Agency (PAHO), Dr Durland Fish of Yale University, National Pest and Termite, the Ministries of Finance, Tourism and Education, the Adult Education Department, Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority-DASPA, the Dominica Hotel Association, the business communities, the Media, the staff of the Ministry of Health and the people of Dominica for their cooperation in successfully bringing the situation to an end.last_img read more

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Video: Cavs-Warriors Intros and Cavs Hype Video NBA Finals Game 3

first_imgCLEVELAND – The crowd at the Q was on fire for game three of the NBA finals on Wednesday, and now watch the intros of both teams as well as the Cavs hype video for their battle with Golden State. Related TopicsCavsNBA FinalsWarriors Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Wujudkan Transaksi Cashless, Telkomsel Luncurkan TCASH Pass Untuk BRT Semarang

first_imgSmber: Tribun Jateng Operator seluler terbesar di Indonesia, Telkomsel telah memperluas penawaran pembayaran digital TCASH. Terbukti dengan upaya yang dilakukan Telkomsel dengan menguji coba layanan pembayaran TCASH Pass untuk moda transportasi Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Semarang baru-baru ini.Baca Juga: Mudahkan Transportasi Warga, Aplikasi Moovit Resmi Hadir di SemarangBerdasarkan data yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman businessinsider.com (28/8/2017), adapun Telkomsel mengembangkan fitur TCASH Pass ini adalah untuk memenuhi kebutuhan akan pembayaran digital yang cepat dan berkelanjutan di sektor transportasi. Hadirnya teknologi semacam ini memungkinkan penumpang BRT Semarang untuk Tap and Pay. Mereka cukup menempelkan stiker khusus yang terpasang di bagian belakang smartphone mereka ke mesin yang tersedia, sehingga proses pembayaran tersebut akan menjadi lebih mudah dan cepat, tanpa perlu lagi memasukkan nomor PIN. Layanan ini sendiri mengandalkan teknologi Near-Field Communication (NFC) yang dikembangkan oleh salah satu perusahaan yang menyediakan perangkat pembayaran mobile global, Youtap. Direktur Sales Telkomsel, Sukardi Silalahi mengatakan fitur pembayaran melalui TCASH ini merupakan salah satu upaya yang ditempuh perusahaan tersebut dalam mempercepat pengembangan konsep Smart City. “Selain itu, layanan ini juga merupakan bentuk dukungan terhadap inisiasi pergerakan non-kas nasional yang diprakarsai oleh pemerintah melalui digitalisasi layanan pembayaran di sektor transportasi,” tukas Sukardi.Mengamini pernyataan Sukardi, Wakil Presiden Telkom Mobile, Danu Wicaksana menambahkan integrasi Pass TCASH untuk BRT Semarang menjawab semua kebutuhan pelanggan yang ingin menjadikan TCASH sebagai alat pembayaran yang resmi di kehidupan sehari-hari. “Dengan hadirnya TCASH, kami juga berharap agar masyarakat Semarang menjadi masyarakat digital ditengah perkembangan teknologi yang pesat ini,” ungkap Danu.Sistem pembayaran baru ini ditempatkan di lebih dari 100 armada BRT Semarang. Bus yang hingga kini memiliki enam koridor ini tercatat dapat mengangkut sekitar sembilan juta penumpang setiap tahunnya. Pada pertengahan bulan Agustus kemarin, Telkomsel baru saja meluncurkan layanan ini dalam sebuah acara formal yang turut dihadiri oleh Walikota Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi, SE, MM.Baca Juga: Tahun 2020, Singapura Hapuskan Transaksi Tunai Pada Transportasi Berbasis MassalDihimpun dari sumber lain, selain Semarang, Bandung juga rencananya akan segera menerapkan pembayaran digital TCASH ini di salah satu moda transportasi andalannya, yaitu DAMRI. Diketahui, hingga saat ini, lebih dari 1,1 juta pengguna layanan TCASH di sekitaran Jawa Barat dan jumlah tersebut diprediksi akan terus meningkat seiring berjalannya waktu.“Kedepannya kami berharap dapat menggandeng Perum DAMRI dalam penguatan ekosistem cashless society, khususnya untuk penerapan transaksi cashless menggunakan TCASH untuk pembayaran tiket perjalanan bus,” ungkap General Manager Sales Regional Jawa Barat Telkomsel, Agustiyono.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

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Baseball Tops Spring Hill, Extends Win Streak to Seven

first_img Live Stats The Badgers made things interesting with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth, but JT Granat finished the game after coming on with two outs by recording a trio of swing and misses by Michael Druhan. Granat was credited with his second save of the season after a three-pitch performance.   Tanner May recorded an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth, using a well-hit single to right to score Nic Strasser. “This was a night to get some guys in there that hadn’t played in a while,” said head coach Mike Jeffcoat. “The game got a little sloppy there towards the end, and I certainly don’t like that part of it, but it’s never a given when you play these midweeks.” The Argos erased the early 1-0 deficit with a three-run second inning. Colby Brown smacked a two-run triple off the centerfield fence and he was later driven in by Tanner Halstead on a sacrifice fly. Jackson Smith notched his team-high fifth win of the season after hurling five innings and striking out six. After surrendering a leadoff home run to start the game, Smith settled into his outing nicely, allowing just two hits for the remainder of his outing. Next Game: The Argos also extend its winning streak against Spring Hill, having won each of its last eight meetings with the Badgers. Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Ambrosino and Brown each had a 2-for-4, 2-RBI performance to lead the offense. Ladeavon Matthews and Strasser each had a double to provide UWF with half of its four extra-base hits in the contest.West Florida looks to continue its winning streak this weekend when it entertains Christian Brothers for a three-game series at Jim Spooner Field beginning Saturday at 2:00 p.m. CT. Justin Ambrosino, who showed his muscle in the team’s first meeting with Spring Hill with a pair of home runs, hit his seventh home run of the season over the left-centerfield fence to give UWF a 5-1 advantage. Preview Walker O’Connor shined in his inning of work, striking out the side and allowing just one hit in the top of the seventh. Christian Brothers 3/26/2017 – 5:00 pm BOX SCORE PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida baseball grabbed a 7-5 win at home against Spring Hill on Wednesday evening to extend the team’s winning streak to a season-long seven. To stay updated on all things UWF baseball, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Kembangkan Bus Listrik, Nissan Siap Turun Tangan Entaskan Masalah Polusi

first_imgYoka ESO Bus. Sumber: autocarpro.in Sebagai salah satu negara yang kerap dijadikan benchmark oleh sejumlah negara lain dalam bidang otomotifnya, Jepang seolah tiada hentinya mengembangkan kendaraan masa depan yang diyakini ramah lingkungan, ya, Electric Vehicle (EV). Salah satu perusahaan automobile asal Jepang yang bermarkas di Yokohama, Nissan tengah disibukkan dengan persiapan uji coba proyek kendaraan listrik terbarunya. Bukan kendaraan kecil, melainkan bus.Baca Juga: Nissan Leaf, Mobil Listrik Favorit Perusahaan Taksi dan Pengguna PribadiDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman autocarpro.in (25/1/2018), salah satu varian dari Nissan Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car (LEAF) ini nantinya akan dipergunakan sebagai angkutan umum tanpa emisi yang akan diuji coba pada bulan  Februari ini. Tidak berdiri sendiri, Nissan menggaet sejumlah partner, salah satunya yang sekaligus memimpin proyek bus tanpa emisi ini adalah Universitas Kumamoto. Diketahui, kerja sama yang ini merupakan bagian dari keterlibatan universitas yang sedang berlangsung dengan proyek Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup Jepang yang bertujuan untuk mengurangi atau menghilangkan CO2 dan emisi lainnya dari kendaraan yang lebih besar seperti bus dan truk. Uji coba ini sendiri pun rencananya akan di helat di kota Kumamoto, Jepang Barat.Nissan pun menyebutkan salah satu tantangan terbesar yang dihadapi oleh perusahaan sejenis dalam mengembangkan kendaraan bertenaga listrik adalah tingginya biaya pengembangan dan suku cadang, termasuk baterai dan motor listrik. Namun, dengan menggunakan teknologi mutakhir yang sudah disempurnakan oleh Nissan, maka biaya pembuatan kendaraan listrik ini bisa sangat ditekan.Bus yang bernama Yoka ECO ini akan menggunakan tiga buah baterai, tiga motor listrik, dan sebuah inverter dari Nissan LEAF. Nissan juga mengembangkan gearbox khusus untuk bus dan menawarkan dukungan teknis. Nissan berharap, dengan dikembangkannya bus listrik ini dapat membantu meminimalisir pencemaran lingkungan di masa yang akan datang, dan turut meramaikan bus ramah lingkungan di dunia transportasi umum di Jepang.Baca Juga: Cina Rajai Populasi Bus Listrik di Seluruh Dunia“Kami berharap dapat memperbaiki lingkungan Jepang dengan membakukan pembuatan bus EV dengan bantuan pengetahuan dari produsen mobil seperti Nissan ini,” ungkap Toshiro Matsuda, seorang profesor di Universitas Kumamoto yang juga pemimpin proyek ini. “Tujuan kami adalah mengembangkan bus EV yang seimbang dalam hal ramah terhadap lingkungan dan memiliki biaya pengembangan rendah,” tandasnya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedNissan Leaf, Mobil Listrik Favorit Perusahaan Taksi dan Pengguna Pribadi23/06/2017In “Featured”Kolaborasi Volvo dan NTU, Singapura Sukses Uji Coba Bus ‘Besar’ Otonom Pertama di Dunia06/03/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Kurangi Emisi, Pemerintah Sydney Bakal Ganti 8000 Bus Diesel Menjadi Bus Listrik31/10/2019In “Bus dalam kota”last_img read more

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