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Seoul openings

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first_imgMETRO CONSTRUCTION is forging ahead in the South Korean capital, with 57 km to open this year. Announcing the start of operations on the 9 km Son Su – Shin Pung section of Line 7, with eight stations, on February 29, Seoul Subway Construction Corp confirmed the schedule for completion of Lines 6 and 7.The 4 km section of Line 6 between Sang Wol Gok and Bong Wha San will open in July, adding a further six stations to the network. The same month should see completion of the remaining 17 km of Line 7, from Shin Pung to Gunn Kok University, which will have 15 stations. The second phase of Line 6, linking Sang Wol Gok to Eng Am, is scheduled for completion in November. This will run for 27 km, serving 32 stations.H Construction of the 61·5 km rail link from Seoul to the New Inchon International Airport is due to get under way this year, at a cost of 3240bn won.last_img read more

CIT Rail orders 3500 wagons

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first_imgUSA: On June 4 leasing company CIT Rail announced it had placed orders with several manufacturers for 3 500 wagons to be delivered in 2012-13. The orders include oil and gas tank wagons to support increased exploration and drilling activity, and covered hoppers for the plastic resin industry.The orders take CIT Rail’s total investment in tank and covered hopper wagons since 2011 to $1·5bn. CIT Rail says it is the third largest wagon leasing firm in North America, with more than 100 000 wagons and 450 locomotives leased to around 500 customers. ‘It is important that rail carriers and shippers have access to modern, high-capacity equipment that maximises their loading efficiencies while transporting goods’, said CIT Rail President George Cashman. ‘With one of the youngest fleets among major North American leasing companies, CIT Rail is committed to meeting this need. These new car orders reinforce that commitment and enable growth in the rail transportation sector.’last_img read more

South Sudan refugees in Northern Uganda face food shortage

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first_imgThe famine declared in South Sudan by the United Nations is pushing many to flee to neighboring countries.In  Uganda, where many have sought refuge, there are food shortages arising from the long dry spellFamilies’ wait in line as relief agencies prepare to distribute food.One at a time the refugees take away a month’s portion. But many here say the food is not enough…“Since January we have just received twice… so you cannot survive on twelve kilos for four months…” Said Roman Modi- South Sudan refugee“When there is no food we take water and we stay….” Said Atim Aisha- South Sudan refugeeWar and famine that has already been declared in parts of South Sudan is driving many to flee.According to the United Nations figures, over 100,000 people face starvation.“This is bidi bidi, now the largest refugee settlement in the world. It is home to over 270,000 South Sudanese and every month each refugee is entitled to 12kg of maize and beans… but many are still going hungry because food is being rationed to cater for the influx…”Relief agencies need 9 metric tons of food every month… but they can only provide 6“Missing a cycle means if they are supposed to get food on the 15th of the month and you are giving on the 20th… it means the five days they have missed food is a challenge for the refugees especially the children… how do they survive” Said Gilbert Kamanga- World Vision Country Director, UgandaThe World Food Program says it needs more than 60 million dollars to meet the current food needs, but the funding is not coming in as expected.But in Uganda where there has been an influx of refugees, food production has been affected by the long dry spell.“We have had a difficult of rain… it means that the host communities who sometimes provide sustenance for these refugees… there is no much sustenance as well.” Said Gilbert Kamanga- World Vision Country Director, UgandaHowever Relief Agencies are optimistic that if funding comes through, there will be enough food, provided the number of refugees does not increase.last_img read more

More than five million people registered to vote in Haiti

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Jean-Baptiste Saint-Cyr (Photo credit: hcnn.ht)PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – More than 5.8 million people have been registered to vote in the elections to be held in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country later this year.General Director of the National Identification Office (ONI), Jean-Baptiste Saint-Cyr, said that the General Electoral Roll (LEG), sent to the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has 5,848,000 registered voters, an increase of just over one million voters compared to the last elections.The three rounds of elections will begin on August 9 for a new parliament with more than 2,000 candidates.Saint-Cyr told a news conference that he wanted to dispel any doubt regarding the delivery of National Identification Cards (CIN) so as to allow citizens to elect their representatives.He said deliveries of the cards were being made and that in order to effectively meet demand, 209 offices have been added to the 140 already existing across the country.But Saint-Cyr said that while the CIN cards are being distributed, persons whose names were not included on the electoral register when the process closed on May 11, will not be allowed to vote even if they are in possession of the card.Regarding the identification of Haitians in the Dominican Republic, Saint-Cyr, said that the ONI was not indifferent to the situation of repatriations, claiming that more than 22,000 cards had been delivered to the authorities in the Dominican Republic under the Identification and Documentation Program of Haitian immigrants (PIDIH).He said people “repatriated will also have their national identification card, provided they are recognized as Haitian by a competent entity”.The first round of the presidential election is October 25. If no candidate wins outright there will be a runoff December 27.Of 70 candidates who registered to run, 23 were challenged on legal grounds by a board of lawyers for the CEP. Among those allowed to proceed were Thierry Mayard-Paul, a former interior minister and adviser to Martelly, Mario Andersol, the former chief of Haitian police, and Duly Brutus, Martelly’s foreign affairs minister. Tweetcenter_img 25 Views   no discussions NewsPoliticsRegional More than five million people registered to vote in Haiti by: Caribbean Media Corporation – July 21, 2015 Sharelast_img read more

Bypass and parking facility to be built to reduce traffic congestion in city

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first_img Share Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Joseph IsaacThe construction of a bypass through the Botanical Gardens is scheduled to commence soon to help alleviate traffic congestion in the city.This was announced during a forum on Thursday where the cabinet addressed members of the diaspora.Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal Hon Joseph Isaac made a presentation at this forum where he highlighted plans for the development of the city of Roseau.Mr. Isaac informed that some of the plans for a smart and climate resilient Roseau includes the building of a bypass from the Botanical Gardens into Roseau.  This bypass will help alleviate the traffic congestion with the city.“In order to alleviate this problem of traffic congestion, your government, this administration has in its possession final designs for the construction for a major bypass in the Botanical Gardens. This bypass road will pass through the back of the Botanical Gardens, and will link to the Emshall Road close to UWI. Work will soon commence on this initiative,” Isaac stated.The Minister further spoke on the impending construction of a three tiered parking lot on the outskirts of Roseau.“In regards to parking, plans are being developed for the construction of a three tier level parking facility outside of the city center. We have had discussions with a son of the soil, an industrial engineer, who has proposed and suggested that we should use vertical parking systems in small lots in Roseau,” he noted.Other plans for the face lift of the city include the rehabilitation of streets and sidewalks in the city.Isaac stated that events from last year showed us “that although our utility production systems were in place after Hurricane Maria, we had a major challenge with the distribution system which was severely damaged.”He noted that in moving forward with this lesson in mind the Government has fast tracked the implementation of the phase of the Roseau City Redevelopment Project, which stipulates the burying of all utility distribution lines underground.“This construction will involve new drains, user friendly sidewalks, and the enhancement and beautification of the city to include green spaces. Work has already commenced, and the public will start feeling the full impact of this project in the next few months,” Isaac added. Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Bypass and parking facility to be built to reduce traffic congestion in city by: – November 2, 2018 463 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Skyworks Exceeds Q2 2015 Revenue and EPS Guidance

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first_imgThird Fiscal Quarter 2015 OutlookFor the third fiscal quarter of 2015, Skyworks anticipates revenue to be $800 million with gross margin of 48 percent, creating a new baseline of profitability and resulting in diluted earnings per share of $1.28 on a non-GAAP basis. Powered Sierra Wireless’ M2M modules for use in industrial applications Enabled Samsung’s Galaxy S6 platform with SkyOne® Ultra, switching and connectivity products Launched integrated Wi-Fi module for the leading video monitoring provider Secured multiple design wins for OnStar telematics platform in GM’s global fleet Ramped switching and connectivity solutions for Nexus 6 smartphones Gained high reliability analog content in public safety radios for Harris and Sepura Expanded diversity receive portfolio to support multiple device configurations Delivered Zigbee® front-end modules for Kwikset’s intelligent security products Captured over 20 sockets in a next-generation small cell LTE base station Introduced 802.11ac front-end solutions for Xiaomi’s latest home router platform Skyworks Solutions has reported second fiscal quarter results for the period ending April 3, 2015. Revenue for the second fiscal quarter was $762.1 million, up over 58 percent year-over-year and exceeding the Company’s original guidance of $750 million. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $258.9 million, up 99 percent from $130.4 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2014. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the second fiscal quarter was $1.15, three cents better than guidance and up more than 85 percent from the $0.62 reported for the second fiscal quarter of 2014. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the second fiscal quarter of 2015 was $219.9 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.85.Q2 Business Highlightslast_img read more

Writer’s Block: Safety First

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first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comLike a lot of people, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the USS Independence, which was set to pass by Isla Blanca Park as it was towed to the Port of Brownsville for dismantling.And, like a lot of people, I kept myself up-to-date with its expected arrival time via social media. I started to get a little worried when I saw that its initial date of arrival had been postponed from Tuesday morning to Thursday afternoon.The afternoon arrival time gave me mixed feelings. On the one hand, it meant I’d be free to take my time soaking in the occasion. On the other, I worried what the afternoon sun would be like.Sure, we’ve been getting some rain recently and it’s been a big help in cooling things down, but the showers had been occurring mostly in the overnight or morning hours. And as any local can tell you, if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just a wait an hour because it’s sure to change. You could wake up to a blistering heat one morning and then need a sweater by the time you step outside to grab lunch.The reverse can also be true. Cool, rain-washed mornings can give way to scorching afternoons. Such was the case Thursday. The skies were clear and pale, their azure blue tinged with the white of brightest sunlight filtered through the water vapor left suspended in the air after the rains.Those conditions combined to make it a hot, humid day. Despite that, I was still hopeful that the cool Gulf breeze, blowing unfettered across the jetties, and my oversized bottle of ice cold Gatorade would be enough to battle the heat.I was wrong.I’d been making my way along the jetties talking to people, asking veterans about their experiences aboard the ship, while we waited for the Indy to come into view. It was after several conversations that my cameras and bag started to feel unusually heavy and I felt like I couldn’t properly focus my eyes. I soon realized I was beginning to feel the effects of heat exhaustion.I made my way to a concession stand and bought some chilled water bottles and rested for a while in the shade. A few minutes after I ventured back outside I realized I wasn’t quite as recovered as I thought. Providence must’ve been on my side, though, because it was at that moment that I nearly miraculously came into the care of a couple who kindly gave me a lift back to my car in their golf cart.With the sudden glut of traffic all trying to leave Isla Blanca Park at once, it took me about 30 minutes to get back to the mainland. I set my car’s a/c to max and sat relishing the arctic air against my skin. When I reached up to touch my cheek, though, it felt like I was on fire. It took maybe another hour, and a LOT more cold water before I started to feel anything like normal again.I’ve written columns before about how important it is to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. But, with as often as my job takes me outdoors, and as acclimated to this climate as I used to think I was, I never thought my own knowledge would be put to the test.But, it was. And, thankfully, I recognized the signs before it was too late. I hope my experiences can serve as a warning to others. Stay safe out there, my friends.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedFootball Players Report for First PracticeBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Football practice got underway for the Port Isabel High Tarpons on Monday in typically hot and dry August conditions. The Press sought out head P.I. coach and athletic director Monty Stumbaugh in his office Monday afternoon to find out how it all went…August 8, 2015In “News”Writer’s Block: Field DayBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Without fail, it was always about this time of year during my childhood when I’d start to feel anxious. It was this time of year when the days had long since begun getting too warm and sticky with humidity.  It was this time…May 18, 2015In “News”Writer’s Block: Wishy Washy WeatherBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Is it going to be gray and foggy today? Or will the sunshine be so bright that its rays light up the landscape so vividly it hurts your eyes? Will it be cold, windy and rainy? Or will it be eerily calm and…February 8, 2019In “Editor’s Column”last_img read more

Pesawat Canggih Boeing 737 Max 8 Lion Air Jatuh Perairan Tanjung Karawang, Ini Dia…

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first_img“Informasi dari lapangan, pesawat jatuh di lapangan Mike blok ONWJ, tapi masih jauh dari fasilitas anjungan kami,” kata VP Relations Pertamina Hulu Energi Ifki Sukarya. Ifki menjelaskan, informasi adanya pesawat jatuh diterima pukul 06.33 WIB.Hingga berita ini diturunkan, sejumlah personil Basarnas masih melakukan pencarian di koordinat yang disangkakan.Padahal, Boeing 737 MAX 8 merupakan armada paling baru di tubuh Lion Air sendiri. Seperti yang sudah pernah diberitakan sebelumnya, pada Rabu (15/8/2018) kemarin, pihak Lion menerima Boeing 737 MAX 8 kesepuluh yang didatangkan langsung dari Boeing Company, Amerika Serikat.Menurut Corporate Communications Strategic Lion Air, Danang Mandala Prihantoro, armada teranyar ini akan memperkuat jaringan penerbangan yang saat ini sudah dijalani. Selain itu, tambah Danang, tujuan dibalik hadirnya armada ini adalah untuk melakukan revitalisasi armada di tubuh Lion Air.Selain Lion Air, maskapai lain yang juga menggunakan armada ini adalah flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. Di penghujung tahun 2017 silam, Garuda kedatangan satu dari 50 armada Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang dipesan pada tahun 2014 lalu.Menilik spesifikasinya, Boeing 737 MAX 8 meningkatkan kemampuan varian Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) dengan daya jelajah terbang 340-570 mil laut lebih jauh, menjadi 3.500 mil laut (6.500 km). Tidak hanya itu, penggunaan bahan bakar pesawat ini juga diklaim lebih hemat 20 persen ketimbang seri-seri sebelumnya.Baca Juga: Intip Kecanggihan dan Ruang Kabin Boeing 737 MAX 8 Garuda IndonesiaPasokan tenaga Boeing 737 MAX 8 menggunakan mesin jenis terbaru, CFM LEAP 1B. Desain mesin ini disinyalir lebih senyap ketimbang mesin generasi sebelumnya, CFM56. Operating cost-nya juga diklaim 7 persen lebih hemat dibanding mesin CFM56 yang dipakai varian Boeing 737 NG. Untuk membuat kabin menjadi lebih senyap, polusi suara (noise) yang dihasilkan oleh mesin CFM LEAP-1B juga sudah diturunkan. Caranya, Boeing membuat desain penutup mesin bergerigi di bagian belakangnya.Salah satu keunikan lain dari varian Boeing yang satu ini adalah desain winglet anyar yang diberi nama Scimitar Winglet. Winglet yang terlihat seperti dibelah menjadi dua bagian ini ditujukan untuk memecah turbulensi di ujung sayap. Daya hambat yang dihasilkan oleh turbulensi tadi mengakibatkan pesawat membutuhkan tenaga lebih, dimana ini berimplikasi pada penggunaan bahan bakar yang lebih boros. Boeing 737 MAX 8 Milik Lion Air. Sumber: Tribun Senin (29/10/2018) pagi menjadi momen yang akan selalu diingat oleh pihak Lion Air, pasalnya salah satu armadanya yang melayani penerbangan Jakarta – Pangkal Pinang mengalami lost contact dengan sejumlah menara pengawas. Menurut penuturan Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), Boeing 737 Max 8 nomor penerbangan JT-610 ini jatuh di lepas pantai di sebelah utara Bekasi, Jawa Barat – tepatnya di Tanjung Karawang.Baca Juga: Lion Air Terima Boeing 737 Max 8 Pesanan KesepuluhDiketahui, pilot pesawat yang tengah mengangkut 178 penumpang ini sempat meminta izin petugas menara pengawas Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta untuk melakukan Return To Base (RTB). Dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman TribunNews.com, anak perusahaan PT Pertamina, Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ), memastikan ada pesawat Lion Air jatuh di dekat fasilitas mereka yang berada di lepas pantai utara Bekasi, Jawa Barat. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTidak Ada Masalah dengan Pesawat, Garuda Indonesia Tetap Lanjutkan Pengadaan Boeing 737 Max 810/12/2018In “Analisa Angkutan”Buntut Insiden JT-610, Pihak Lion Air Bisa Batalkan Pesanan Pesawat ke Boeing!05/12/2018In “Domestik”Isu Semakin Liar, Boeing Tampik Ethiopian Airlines Jatuh Karena Seekor Burung23/05/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

March Madness TV schedule: What and how to watch Saturday, March 21st

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first_imgMarch Madness is upon us! Here is today’s schedule of games, TV networks, and announcing teams.For online streaming information, check out March Madness Live.bzlGmVVlast_img

Kante an example to Loftus-Cheek and Barkley – Sarri

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first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Loftus-Cheek, who spent last season on loan at Palace, was unavailable for the game at Selhurst Park because of injury.So too were Pedro, Cesc Fabregas and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Olivier Giroud was taken off with an ankle injury.Sarri admitted that the growing injury list puts Chelsea “in trouble” during a busy spell of matches and revealed he would speak to the club doctor for an update on Sunday evening. N’Golo Kante’s goal gave Chelsea the points at Crystal Palace. [Picture: John Walton/PA Wire]Maurizio Sarri says Ross Barkley and especially Ruben Loftus-Cheek need to emulate improvements N’Golo Kante has made to his game.AdChoices广告Kante, deployed in a more attacking role by Sarri, scored Chelsea’s winner in their 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace.And Blues boss Sarri wants two of his other midfielders to follow Kante’s lead.“He (Kante) is improving, especially in movements without the ball. Today the movement was really very good. It was done with the right timing,” said Sarri.“For us it’s really very important for midfielders to have movement without the ball.“I think now we have to work on Loftus and on Barkley for this. Especially Loftus. He is a very great player with the ball but I think he can improve a lot in the movement without the ball.”center_img See also:Chelsea’s win at Palace – as it happenedKante’s goal gives Chelsea victory at Crystal PalaceSarri admits Chelsea’s injuries are a concernPalace v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea reject offer from Bayern for Hudson-OdoiKante insists he is enjoying Chelsea roleChelsea announce record profit and turnoverWillian convinced Chelsea want to keep Luizlast_img read more