ISS wins Brazilian project

first_imgISS’ support services will include the preparation of STV Finesse for the arrival and load-out operation of the pipelayer vessel Stingray and multi-cat boat Atlas at Guanabara Bay.Additional services will include managing formalities with the port and maritime authorities, arrangement of permits, pilots, stowage planning and notices to airmen and mariners, as well as further husbandry services required during the three-month pipelaying project.”ISS has demonstrated its global capacity as a strategic partner to the offshore industry and has a number of key contracts running simultaneously throughout the major oil production and exploration regions of the world,” said Luciano Oliveira, senior general manager of ISS Marine Solutions in South and Central America.www.iss-shipping.comlast_img read more

Molasses wagons delivered

first_imgRUSSIA: GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co.UWC said the Type 15-6900-04 developed by its All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured at its TikhvinChemMash site was the only 1 520 mm gauge wagon of its type to offer a stainless steel tank and 25 tonne axleload bogies.The tank is designed with a bent axis to facilitate unloading, and there is an external steam jacket. The interior has undergone mechanical and chemical treatments to meet the strict requirements of the food sector, including a process which creates a protective microfilm. The wagons have a capacity of 56 m3 or 74·4 tonnes, 7 to 10 tonnes higher than older designs, and also offer increased maintenance intervals.UWC said the production of molasses in Russia has grown by more than 40% in the past five years to 571 000 tonnes, but most goes by road with the volume transported by rail having grown by just 25% to 175 000 tonnes. It said existing wagons were ageing and unfit for purpose, with many having conventional steel tanks and 60% of the wagons suitable for transporting molasses currently being used to transport liquid fertiliser.last_img read more

Male body discovered at Newtown

first_img Share 3635 Views   no discussions LocalNews Male body discovered at Newtown by: Dominica Vibes News – September 1, 2015 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! The police are investigating the discovery of a male body in the Newtown area. A top police official has confirmed that the body of Victor Harve, alias ‘Softy’, 63, of Newtown was discovered on Tuesday 1 September 2015. Harve was reported missing on Monday 31 August 2015. According to information from the police, Harve, who was known to be epileptic, was last seen on Friday 28 August, one day after Tropical Storm Erika struck Dominica by surprise. “His lifeless body was found lying face down in some grassy area behind Fatima Church… there were no marks or signs of violence on his body,” the police source said.last_img read more

Deadlines Looming For Christmas Mail

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Official deadlines for holiday mail delivery don’t fall until later this week and next, but the United States Postal Service says Alaskan should leave a little extra time. Dawn Peppinger with USPS encouraged Alaskans sending packages to the Lower 48 to add two to three days to the published mail dates… Peppinger: “The priority mail recommended mail date is December 20th. For priority mail express it’s December 23rd. And for information on packaging recommendations, even to go online and print a shipping label and save a little money on your shipment, we recommend going to” Carriers are also delivering packages early in the morning on week days. Peppinger said they are taking steps to speed up Christmas deliveries… Peppinger: “Our Kenai and Soldotna offices will be providing delivery of packages on Sunday, so look for that. Carriers are going out with packages to help with getting our packages delivered as early as possible.” That means priority mail packages should be sent today.last_img read more

Developing New Standards in Clinical Care through Precision Medicine

first_imgToday I gave a presentation to the NHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo alongside Dr. Jonathan Sheldon, Global VP Healthcare at Oracle where we discussed the role of precision medicine. I wanted to be able to share some of our thoughts from the session with a wider audience here in our Healthcare and Life Sciences community.More specifically we talked through trends impacting healthcare and population health, what’s driving innovation to enable the convergence of precision medicine and population health and how we at Intel are working with Oracle on a shared vision.Delivering Precision Medicine to Tackle Chronic ConditionsI’d like to underline all of what we discuss in precision medicine by reinforcing what I’ve said in a previous blog, that as somebody who spends a portion of my time each week working in a GP surgery, it’s essential that I am able to utilise some of the fantastic research outcomes to help deliver better healthcare to my patients. And for me, that means focusing in on the chronic conditions, such as diabetes, which are a drain on current healthcare resources.The link between obesity and diabetes is well-known but it’s only when we see that 1/3rd of the global population are obese and every 30 seconds a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world can we start to grasp the scale of the problem. The data we have available around diabetes in the UK highlights the scale succinctly:1 in 7 hospital beds are taken up by diabetics3.9m Britons have diabetes (majority Type 2, linked to obesity)2.5m thought to have diabetes but not yet diagnosedTo combat the rise of diabetes there is some £14bn spent by the NHS each year treating the condition, including £869m spend by family doctors. What role can precision medicine play in creating a new standard of clinical care to help meet the challenges presented by chronic conditions such as diabetes?Changing Care to Reduce Costs and Improve OutcomesI see three changing narratives around care, all driven by technology. First, ‘Care Networking’ will see a move from individuals working in silos to a team-based approach across both organisations and IT systems. Second, ‘Care Anywhere’ means a move to more mobile, home-based and community care away from the hospital setting. And third, ‘Care Customization’ brings a shift from population-based to person-based treatment. Combine those three elements and I believe we have a real chance at tackling those chronic conditions and consequently reducing healthcare costs and improving healthcare outcomes.How do we achieve better care at lower costs though from a technology point of view? This is where Intel and Oracle,with industry and customers, are working together to make this possible by overcoming the challenges of storing and analysing scattered structured and unstructured data, moving irreproducible manual analysis processes to reproducible analysis and unlocking performance bottlenecks through scalable, secure enterprise-grade, mission-critical infrastructure.Convergence of Precision Medicine and Population HealthCurrently we have two separate themes of Precision Medicine and Population Health around healthcare delivery. On the one hand Population Health is concerned with operational issues, cutting costs and resource allocation around chronic diseases, while Precision Medicine still very much operates in silos and is research-oriented with isolated decision-making. Both Intel and Oracle are focused on bringing together Precision Medicine and Population Health to provide a more integrated view of all healthcare related data, simplify patient stratification across care settings and deliver faster and deeper visibility into operational financial drivers.Shared Vision of All-in-One Day Genome Analysis by 2020We have a shared vision to deliver All-in-One Day primary genome analysis for individuals by 2020 which can potentially help clinicians deliver a targeted treatment plan. Today, we’re not quite at the point where I can utilize the shared learning and applied knowledge of precision medicine to help me coordinate care and engage my patients, but I do know that our technology is helping to speed up the convergence between healthcare and life sciences to help reduce costs and deliver better care.Keep up-to-date with our healthcare and life sciences work by leaving your details here.Intel Health and Life Sciences: WebsiteOracle Health and Sciences: WebsiteNHS England Health and Care Innovation Expo: Pop-Up Universitylast_img read more

‘Other Aguilar’ Raymond earns Cone’s praise in Ginebra win over SMB

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Aguilar finished with 16 points and made such a big impact in close to 30 minutes of action that his head coach Tim Cone couldn’t stop himself from raving about the former National University slotman’s performance.“I can’t talk enough about Raymond Aguilar — the other Aguilar, for once. He was just phenomenal,” Cone said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWith Cone not putting Japeth Aguilar as Fajardo’s primary defender in a move to keep him from getting into foul trouble, the tall order of defending the reigning four-time MVP was now on Raymond.And the 32-year-old big man went on to defy his coach’s expectations and gave Fajardo all he could handle while also giving a boost offensively. Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He guarded June Mar all game long. We didn’t want to put Japeth on June Mar because we didn’t want Japeth to get in foul trouble, so that chore went to Raymond. And then, he hit big shots and made big plays on his own,” he said. “It was amazing. He played out of his mind tonight and I can’t thank him enough at this point because we really needed a big game from somebody.”Aguilar’s breakout performance was just the kind of game Cone needs from the Gin Kings, especially with the team cautious in breaking in Greg Slaughter back from his injury.“The good thing about what we’re going through now is we’re developing trust in guys that we’re not used to trusting. Guys like Raymond are stepping up and playing big for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimscenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Fajardo shrugs off SMB’s first loss SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PBA IMAGESFor once, it was the other Aguilar, who shone in the spotlight.The seldom-used Raymond Aguilar provided Barangay Ginebra a big lift on Sunday, helping the Gin Kings snap their three-game slide after a 100-96 win over the June Mar Fajardo-led San Miguel Beermen.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MUA Pushes for Tougher Regulation in Live Sheep Trade

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maritime Union of Australia The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has called for stronger regulation to end animal cruelty after barbaric practices in the live sheep trade were exposed by 60 Minutes.The MUA urged Australia’s Federal Government to temporarily ban the live export of sheep until such time as they convene a meeting with farmers, livestock industry, logistics companies, unions and animal welfare groups to determine if there is a solution that involves humane treatment and transport of animals involved.“If the solution involves phasing out of live exports then the Federal Government should provide an industry restructuring package to allow workers and farmers to transition into the value adding meat exports sector,” the MUA informed.However, if there is a long term future for live exports then “much tougher regulation must apply to animal welfare and importantly for the welfare of seafarers responsible for carrying this cargo.”This should include consideration of Australian ships operated by Australian crews under Australian legislation that governs livestock transport for the export market.MUA informed that many of the problems exist because the animals are transported on substandard vessels crewed by foreign crew who have little knowledge or understanding of Australian law and who are often exploited themselves.“In any case if the trade continues over the short or long term then independent inspectors must closely monitor the trade from farm gate to the final destination overseas.”last_img read more

Diana Shipping Extends Charter with Phaethon International

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk shipowner Diana Shipping has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a time charter contract with Phaethon International Company.The deal was agreed for one of the company’s Panamax dry bulk vessels, the 2001-built m/v Danae.The 75,106 dwt vessel, which started the charter on February 5, was hired at a gross charter rate of USD 8,100 per day.Agreed for a period of eleven to fourteen months, the employment is expected to generate USD 2.67 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.The bulker’s previous charter deal was signed with Phaethon International in December 2017 at a charter rate of USD 10,000 per day.Diana Shipping’s fleet currently consists of 48 dry bulk vessels with a combined carrying capacity of of 5.7 million dwt.last_img read more

Preventing Child Abuse

first_imgIn the TCI, there are five groups of children that are most at-risk for child abuse.  These groups are: children in single-parent homes, children in homes with unemployed or under-employed parents, children with disabilities, adolescents, and non-English speakers.   The types of abuse they can suffer are not only physical but also verbal, psychological and emotional.   Other forms of abuse are neglect and abandonment.The Department advises that five ways you can help prevent child abuse in the TCI are:1. Know the signs of child abuse2. Always stop to cool down before disciplining a child3. Set positive examples; never use violence or put downs4. Reach out to a parent who seems overwhelmed5. Be there for children: listen and empathize Kidnapping Buggery Procuration Cruel to Juvenile Unlawful carnal knowledge Rape Indecent assault Incest Indecent exposure Attempt to commit rape and indecent assault Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 29, 2017 – Providenciales – According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation & Communication’s Department of Social Development, child abuse is a worldwide epidemic with most cases being under-reported.     As such, in light of National Child Abuse Prevention Month this year, the Department has embarked on a public awareness campaign to ensure citizens can recognize signs of abuse and are familiar with reporting procedures.   The Department has partnered with the Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Unit of the Royal TCI Police Force to continue investigations related to sexual abuse against children under the Juvenile Ordinance.    The public is reminded of the offences under this ordinance for which they can be arrested and charged including: Indecent assault on a Malelast_img read more

Mourinho Ronaldo wants to score beat Man Utd

first_imgJose Mourinho knows first-hand how much Cristiano Ronaldo loves Manchester United, but he’s also equally aware that the Portuguese will be determined to score and winRonaldo will face his old club tonight at Old Trafford for only the second time in his career since leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.The one time he went up against United came in the 2012/13 season, where Ronaldo scored the winning goal to ensure a 3-2 aggregate Round of 16 win for Real in the Champions League.Now the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will line up for Juventus this time around in a Group H clash.And Mourinho, who previously coached Ronaldo at Real, knows just how much the star will want to score against his former employers again.“He came back with me in Real Madrid,” Mourinho told the club website.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It was a knockout match and I know how much he loves Manchester United. I know that, but I also know how much he wanted to win here and score against Manchester United and win against Manchester United.”“He scored, and they won. So, [on Tuesday], more of the same. The fans will show the respect he deserves. He will show that to the fans too.“I know that he really loves the club but when the ball starts rolling, he wants to score, and he wants to win.”Ronaldo gave his thoughts on facing United on Monday afternoon.The Manchester United and Juventus Champions League game will begin at 21:00 (CEST).last_img read more