StreamLines appoints Scandi agent

first_imgStreamLines, which operates two weekly services between Europe and the Caribbean and one weekly service from the Caribbean, Colombia and Costa Rica to Europe, has been working with Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics in Sweden since January 2014.StreamLines carries breakbulk cargo, automobiles, yachts and boats, machinery and also specialises in temperature-controlled cargoes. www.streamlines.infowww.scandinavianshipping.selast_img

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Blue Water in chopper flight

first_img“The project was challenging because it involved many parties,” explained Jesper Nielsen, business development manager at Blue Water.”The coordination was a comprehensive task in itself and we were working with tight time slots. These kind of projects often include very valuable cargo and leave no room for mistakes.”Blue Water secured the project through its membership of The Aerospace Logistics Alliance (TALA), which the company joined in 2013 and says gives it access to the knowledge and expertise required for airborne transport.Blue Water’s control tower for airfreight in Scandinavia, which supervises all airfreight shipments and ensures high standards are upheld, is located in Copenhagen.   www.bws.dklast_img read more

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Broker pledges PII product based on firms’ long term history

first_imgA broker claims a new indemnity insurance product can give law firms a more bespoke quote based on their long-term performanceInternational broking business Marsh says it has agreements with two leading – as yet unnamed – insurers to help small and mid-sized firms manage their PII risks. It claimed this week that analytics and independent performance data can model a law firm’s individual risk profile, producing tailored pricing based on performance and claims histories.The product is developed to address particular insurance risks such as conveyancing exposes and disciplinary matters, with a liability limit of up to £3m.Whether the market needs any extra help to reduce the burden of indemnity insurance is open to question: experts suggest there has never been so much choice for small practices, with the collapse of certain insurers a couple of years ago now a distant memory.But John Kunzler, senior risk adviser for Marsh’s law firms practice, says many small and mid-size frms operate in challenging business conditions. ‘Even those firms that have excellent claims records and robust risk management processes and systems in place can experience some difficulty in securing PI insurance at reasonable terms,’ said Kunzler. ‘By utilising analytics and independent statistical data, Marsh’s new PI solution enables insurers to offer our clients equitable cover based on their long term performance.’The Marsh offer includes additional defence costs cover for disciplinary matters, dedicated face-to-face risk management support and access to a 24-hour helpline for firms’ compliance officers. Both insurers signed up have at least an A rating from Moody’s, Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s.last_img read more

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Darling tightens grip on spending

first_imgANOTHER restructuring of Britain’s privatised rail network, announced by Transport Secretary Alistair Darling on July 15, will see the Strategic Rail Authority abolished next year. Responsibility for letting franchises and managing the passenger train operators will pass to civil servants at the Department for Transport.Legislation likely to be introduced this autumn will give Network Rail ’clear responsibility for operating the network and for its performance’, according to Darling’s white paper The Future of Rail. The infrastructure owner ’will lead industry planning, set timetables and direct industry recovery’ from disruption, and the complex web of financial penalties traded between the companies will be scrapped.The government’s principal objective is to regain control over the rapidly-escalating subsidies demanded by Network Rail and train operators. To force costs down, DfT will take all strategic decisions in future, and notwithstanding the pretence that NR is a private-sector company, it will now work to objectives set by DfT. The ability of the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) to determine NR’s income will be circumscribed.Another crucial change is that HM Railway Inspectorate, which regulates safety, will move from the Health & Safety Executive to ORR. Since HMRI switched from the transport ministry to HSE in 1990, it has lost expertise and much of the respect built up since its formation in 1840. The climate of fear created by the rush to prosecute after every accident has had a major impact on engineering and operating costs.On July 20 Darling produced a transport white paper which confirmed that he has stopped light rail development in England dead in its tracks. Escalation in project costs is the reason, he said, ’and in each case there is no certainty costs won’t rise further.’ New lines will go ahead only when costs come down. Likewise, Darling said a hybrid bill for powers to build the east – west Crossrail tunnels across central London would be introduced, but construction can only begin if and when a substantial funding gap has been bridged.Every rail investment submission will be rigorously scrutinised, and even where there is a degree of devolution to the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly, DfT is demanding that rail projects are properly tested against alternatives, normally buses. This applies especially to the six English Passenger Transport Executives covering major conurbations. The Future of Rail even promises that provided it is ’part of a strategy which includes reductions in rail services’, the government will ’put in place arrangements which make it easier to introduce Quality Contracts for buses.’last_img read more

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UWI Vice-Chancellor to appear before US Congress on Reparation

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles will appear before the United States Congress on Reparations.Sir Hilary has been invited by the Texas Democrat representative, Sheila Jackson Lee, to appear before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on Wednesday.“Given your long standing interest in H.R. 40 as a model for legislative action that has positively impacted the Reparations movement in the Caribbean, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, lead sponsor on the bill, would be honoured by your attendance at this momentous hearing,” said Keenan Keller, the Senior Counsel to the House Judiciary Subcommittee.Sir Hilary, who is also a historian, has been a long standing ally of former Congressman John Conyers, who, for more than 40 years struggled to get a Reparations Bill through the Congress.A UWI statement said that “on several occasions, Sir Hilary and Rep. Conyers addressed the Congressional Black Caucus in an effort to build support in the Congress. Their long history of lobbying has now matured with this hearing.”Sir Hilary noted that it is a special tribute to the leadership of Representative Conyers, as well as CARICOM, and Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves in particular, who five years ago established the path-breaking Regional Commission on Reparations that has inspired the political movement in the United states.“With Reparations taking centre stage in the current presidential debates, there is great anticipation that CARICOM and Congress will work more closely in advancing the cause that has eluded people of African descent for over a century.”Sir Hilary’s participation in the Congress follows his contribution at the British House of Commons in 2014, and his delivery of the keynote address at the sitting of the United Nations General Assembly to launch the International Decade (2015 to 2025) for People of African Descent.Following the hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee, Sir Hilary will join Representative Lee and actor Danny Glover before delivering the closing address at a public forum where he will place the Congressional event within global perspective, the UWI added.last_img read more

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RIGOL Introduces New ASK/FSK Demodulation Analysis Software

first_imgRIGOL Technologies has expanded its Internet of Things test portfolio. The new S1220 Software, along with DSA800 Series spectrum analyzer gives engineers integrating ASK/FSK modulated signals into their designs. This is a new powerful and affordable solution to speed up debug activities and reduce time to market.Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK) and Frequency Shift Keying (FSK) are popular standards for those integrating wireless technologies into IoT designs. When combined with the DSA832E spectrum analyzer, the SA1220 Demodulation Analysis Software provides engineers with a cost effective tool set for investigating, visualizing, and analyzing ASK and FSK signals.The S1220 Enables Engineers to:•    Decode real time ASK and FSK RF signals•    Identify timing errors•    Analyze noise range tradeoffs•    Visualize baseband data•    Capture and compare RF signal parametersThe S1220 Software is available now. For the latest from RIGOL on IoT, click here.last_img read more

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Nigerian-born coach to join Lampard’s backroom staff at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea are set to promote, Eddie Newton, to their coaching staff after confirming the appointment of Frank Lampard as manager, AllNigeriaSoccer reports.The former Blues midfielder who is of Nigerian descent, is presently working for the club by managing the career development of their on-loan players.Newton is now expected to return to a role he previously had at Stamford Bridge under Roberto Di Matteo.Lampard will bring assistants Jody Morris and Chris Jones, who both previously worked at Chelsea, with him from Derby County but the club want to add numbers to their coaching staff following the departure of Maurizio Sarri last month.The Italian had an entourage of 11 assistants, who have all left with him, while Gianfranco Zola is also expected to move on after rejecting Chelsea’s offer of a new deal.Newton has over a decade of coaching experience, starting with MK Dons in 2008-09 where he was Roberto Di Matteo’s assistant. The two of them would wind up working together at West Brom, and then at Chelsea as well. Since then, save for a brief spell as interim manager Guus Hiddink’s assistant in 2015-16, Newton had been working behind the scenes at the club, mostly as the main conduit between Chelsea and the Loan Armylast_img read more

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Former Soldotna Resident Convicted in Arizona

first_imgCollin was air-lifted to a Phoenix hospital where he later died from his injuries. Doctors told authorities a CT showed the child had suffered massive brain swelling and bruising on his body. Investigation into the death of a 2 year-old boy in San Tan Valley Arizona led to the conviction of 29 year-old Amberlee Query, the boy’s mother who was previously from Soldotna, and 26 year-old James Sunderland, the mother’s boyfriend. Query plead guilty to two counts of child abuse which were brought against her based on old bruising and marks on the child. She was sentenced to lifetime probation with two and a half years in prison. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the manner of death as a homicide. According to the authorities of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, On May 31, 2013 Sunderland was babysitting two year-old Collin when he called 911 and reported the boy had become unresponsive after seizure like symptoms.center_img Sunderland was found guilty of all charges in March according to a news release from the sheriff’s office yesterday and sentenced to natural life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction. He was also sentenced to two and a half years in prison on each two counts of child abuse. After the initial investigation began, Sunderland and Query were arrested at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on June 10, 2013 when trying to fly  to Alaska. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A former Soldotna resident has been convicted of child abuse in Phoenix Arizona.last_img read more

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Hammersmith & Fulham girls retain Youth Games cricket title

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Hammersmith & Fulham girls’ team have won the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Indoor Cricket Finals at Lord’s for the second year in a row.The defending champions had been hugely impressive in the qualifying rounds at Harrow in February, twice posting scores over 130 runs.In the opening tie they justified their billing as favourites by putting 129 on the board against Bromley.AdChoices广告However, Bromley fought hard and pushed Hammersmith & Fulham all the way before falling short by 16 runs.In the semi-finals they were up against Hackney, who had bowled and fielded well in their quarter-final.Hackney set them a potentially tricky total of 114 to chase, but the girls never looked in trouble and made sure of their place in the final.They then faced an Ealing side who were set a total of 128 to chase and then found themselves under pressure at 6-3 after two overs.Despite a spirited Ealing fightback, there was no way Hammersmith & Fulham were to be denied and they were deserved 41-run winners as they bowled out their opponents in the ninth over.Team manager Buddy Mason declared: “I felt always that our batting was pretty strong. In the first round at Harrow Leisure Centre we showed that.“But really it was the bowling I was most worried about and I think in the finals they learnt a lot with each game and bowled pretty tight when it mattered.“A lot of the girls are actually still year-seven. Some of them have a played a bit of soft-ball cricket in their primary schools.“For a lot of the year-sevens this is the first year at secondary school where the tournaments have meant a little bit more and this has been their first experience of it.”He added: “I think it’s fantastic what the London Youth Games does. For the girls to have been through an experience and to win will hopefully get them to fall in love with cricket.“I think the growing success of the England women’s team definitely helps too. I’ve had a few people say to me already the girls should be playing for Middlesex so it’s good to get that kind of feedback and maybe send them along for trials in the winter.”Hammersmith & Fulham Council deputy leader Cllr Greg Smith said: “Congratulations to the team on such a fantastic performance.“This borough has an excellent track record when it comes to the London Youth Games and we are very proud of all our young sports stars. I look forward to victory in the competition next year!”Indoor Cricket is one of over 30 sports in the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games – Europe’s largest annual youth sports event.For more information on the London Youth Games, visit www.londonyouthgames.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last_img read more

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Pochettino says he hasn’t ‘missed’ Madrid train, talks about ‘different philosophy’…

first_imgBefore the Frenchman took back his old job, the Spurs boss was considered as one of the favoured candidates to take over at the Bernabeu in the summer.A few days before the return, Pochettino had been quizzed about the rumours and potentially returning to La Liga, and he said: “Of course I’ll return (to Spanish football). One is always open to new projects. Santiago [Solari] and I were team-mates, but I have respect towards him and I know very well what is going on here (warning the interviewer about the questions).”It’s very unlikely that Zidane won’t be Real Madrid’s manager next season, so that track looks to be closed, but the Tottenham manager insists he’s not concerned.Appearing at a football event in Spain, and quoted by Mundo Deportivo, Pochettino said: “I do not have the feeling of having missed the Madrid train. I don’t look long term, I’m happy and I still have four years of contract.”The interviewer pressed over Madrid interest, and Tottenham’s boss said it “put him in a compromise”, referring to the line of questioning.He then added: “There are always rumours, not only with me but with other colleagues, but 90% are false. Tottenham has a different philosophy, we are very motivated with the Champions League and with the opening of the new stadium.”On the quarterfinal against Manchester City, Pochettino said Pep Guardiola’s side “have an obligation to win” but Spurs “will try to compete”.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndo Zinedine Zidane returning to Real Madrid has made Mauricio Pochettino’s future at Tottenham seem more secure.last_img read more

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