News / Fire-damaged boxes off the Yantian Express, but shippers must wait for intact cargo

first_img By Gavin van Marle 28/03/2019 All damaged containers have now been unloaded from the fire-stricken Yantian Express, Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE) have advised shippers.That is earlier than they had previously been advised – a week ago, Hapag-Lloyd said it would take until next month to discharge and inspect the damaged boxes.However, in a customer advisory this week it said: “We are pleased to report that all containers in the fire impacted areas in way of cargo holds 1 and 2 (on and under deck) have been discharged from the vessel.“All customers whose containers have been discharged and are ready for on-carriage have already been informed, and we are currently working on a solution to tranship those containers, which cannot be reloaded back on the vessel.”The vessel is at the Bahamas facility of Freeport, towed in by ocean-going tugs after the fire had been brought under control in January.General average was declared on 28 January, but it appears the vessel will have to move to another port before boxes unaffected by the fire can be unloaded.The carriers advised that the Yantian Express would depart Freeport once repairs are finalised.“However, the final port of call for the vessel is still to be nominated and we will advise further on this aspect.”The fire broke out in a container while the ship was en route to the Canadian port of Halifax. The blaze spread to other boxes and heavy weather rendered the crew’s fire-fighting efforts fruitless, forcing them to temporarily abandon ship.The 2002-built, 320-metre vessel sails under a German flag in THE Alliance’s East Coast Loop 5 (EC5) service, which connects South-east Asia with the east coast of North America via the Suez Canal.Specialist supply chain insurer the TT Club last week estimated that a major containership fire at sea occurred, on average, every 60 days – but in the space of just two and half months this year, there have already been four “major cargo-related fire incidents”. ID 49567994 © Jcpjr | Dreamstime.comlast_img read more

Traffic Alerts: Feb 16

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Cultural Differences between the Koreas Must Be Addressed

first_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Cultural Differences between the Koreas Must Be Addressed News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By Daily NK – 2014.09.19 7:46am SHARE News News Facebook Twitter As plans by the recently formed Unification PreparatoryCommittee gain momentum, some have voiced the need for “culture art” to bringthe two Koreas together and narrow the gap in their cultural differences. Lee Dae Young, a professor at Chung-Ang University, spoke aspart of a lecture series hosted by the AGIT SC Media Center in the MapoDistrict of Seoul, titled, “Unification Instruction Manual” on September 16th.During his presentation, Lee stated, “At the current stageof unification discussion we can contribute solutions as to how to solve issuesin the area of arts and culture.” He went on to note that as the cultures ofNorth and South are inherently different, society must strive to find new waysto approach the issue in order to avoid impeding the unification process.He brought up that many aspects of North Korean culture arecompletely foreign to South Koreans, and are a result of the oppressive systemunder which they are subjected. Lee emphasized the importance of properawareness and understanding on the part of South Koreans, for without it, hesaid, “there is no possibility for unification to progress as it should.”Lee concluded by stressing the need for South Koreans tobuild a “transitional space,” during the unification process–one thatincorporates both Koreas. “‘Culture art’ does not exist currently, but there isgood reason to discuss it, and by working towards this transitional space inthe present we can prevent suffering and issues in the future,” he said.Live broadcasts of the events and lectures related to the “Unification InstructionManual” are available for viewing on the “Erun TV” website, which also featuresa live chatting component for interested audiences.The next lecture, to be given by the director of the Center forFree Enterprise Hyun Jin Kwon, will explore the role of Liberalism in the eraof unification; it will take place on September 23rd at 7 P.M.For more information about the lecture series and relatedevents please call AGIT SC at 02-389-7181.last_img read more

Robust border regime comes into force

first_imgRobust border regime comes into force From today (Monday 15 February), if you have been in a high risk destination on the UK’s ‘red list’ – comprised of 33 hotspots with COVID variants in circulation – you will have to enter England through a designated port and have pre-booked a quarantine package to stay at one of the government’s managed quarantine facilities.Those arriving from today onwards that have not visited a red list country must still quarantine for 10 days at home and complete 2 mandatory COVID-19 tests on the second and eighth day after arriving.The government has tough measures already in place requiring all travellers into the UK, from any location, to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 3 days before departure and non-UK residents from the 33 red list countries are already banned from entering Britain.Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said:As this deadly virus evolves, so must our defences. We have already taken tough action to limit the spread, protect people and save lives.With the emergence of new variants, we must go further. The rules coming into force today will bolster the quarantine system and provide another layer of security against new variants at the border.These new measures are important to protect our vaccination programme, which has now seen 15 million people vaccinated, we all work towards restoring normal life.The new measures that have come in to force today will further strengthen the UK’s borders, limit the spread of new COVID-19 variants and potentially save lives.The tougher quarantine restrictions also carry heavier fines and penalties with potential prison sentences of up to 10 years.Enforcement of new regulationsThe government has also put in place new regulations equipping Border Force and police staff with the powers needed to ensure people arriving in England conform to the new rules.Border Force have the power to issue fixed penalty notices to individuals suspected of lying on their passenger locator form and where necessary detain them for up to 3 hours.As part of the regulations, a requirement for quarantining individuals to self-isolate in their room is set out in law. There will be also be a visible security presence at the managed quarantine facilities to ensure that people are obeying these rules.The government has struck deals with 16 hotels so far, providing 4,963 rooms for the new quarantine system, with a further 58,000 rooms currently on standby.All hotel staff will be fully trained in COVID-secure practices, and all contractors have been instructed to ensure their facilities and services are provided in a COVID-secure way. This includes plastic shields and PPE where necessary. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Border, Britain, covid-19, Force, Government, health, hotel, penalty, police, Prison, quarantine, Secretary, security, UK, UK Government, vaccinationlast_img read more

Budget an opportunity to prioritise mums and babies

first_imgBudget an opportunity to prioritise mums and babies The New Zealand National PartyThe upcoming Budget is an opportunity for the Government to show it does prioritise mothers and their new-borns by increasing the support available to them, National’s Social Investment spokesperson Louise Upston says. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Government, Investment, New Zealand, New Zealand National Party, nzpollast_img read more

New Venture Challenge to kick off Oct. 30

first_img Published: Oct. 15, 2019 Interested in entrepreneurship? Have a great idea that you want to pursue? Do you want to start your own business?  Start your entrepreneurial journey with the New Venture Challenge! NVC connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to help students, faculty and staff develop and fund their entrepreneurial pursuits. Participants attend year-round events, network and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form teams before competing at the NVC Championships in April 2020.The kickoff event takes place Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 5–7:30 p.m. in the Wolf Law Building’s Boettcher Hall and Wittemyer Courtroom. More information on NVC can be found on the challenge’s website.Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Ackee Exporters Make FDA Green List

first_imgRelatedLab Accreditation Should Be Mandatory – Minister Hylton Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The 10 Jamaican food facilities, which export ackee to the United States, have been included on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ‘green list’.This gives the entities exemption from detention of their products without physical examination and intensified surveillance, said State Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, during her Sectoral presentation on Tuesday, June 25, in the House of Representatives.The Bureau of Standards Jamaica has aided in the facilities making the FDA list, through significant efforts to assist producers/exporters under the National Food Safety Modernization Task Force, which is working to achieve compliance with the US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).The FSMA is an amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It provides a legislative mandate requiring a science-based preventative control across the food supply chain, rather than a reactive approach to food safety problems.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams assured that the Task Force and Secretariat continues to provide guidance and support to food exporters to satisfy the requirements of the FSMA.Meanwhile, the State Minister is encouraging food entities to take advantage of available financial assistance to improve their operations.She informed that 20 food firms were approved for grant funding in October 2012 under Caribbean Export, which is the regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) group. regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group regional trade and investment promotion agency in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) groupAdditionally, the EX-IM Bank approved/issued some $20.5 million in loans to two entities.“This left a balance of $79.5 million in the EX-IM Bank’s FSMA total loan window of $100 million. I encourage more of our food firms to utilize this facility,” she said.Mrs. Ffolks Abrahams said that the Ministry is working with a number of stakeholders to facilitate the line of credit.These are the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), the Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA), Ministry of Health, Veterinary Services Division, Plant Quarantine Division, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Scientific Research Council, Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division, and the Jamaica National Agency of Accreditation (JANAAC).Contact: Alphea Saunders RelatedKingstOOn Gets Underway with Major Local and Int’l Animatorscenter_img Ackee Exporters Make FDA Green List CommerceJune 26, 2013Written by: Alphea Saunders RelatedIndustry Minister Calls for More Medical Labs to Get Accreditedlast_img read more

GSMA highlights mobile role in overcoming MENA challenges

first_imgHomeM360 2016 Middle East Articles GSMA highlights mobile role in overcoming MENA challenges Kavit Majithia Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more GSMAMENA Previous ArticleMobile broadband adoption set to surge in MENANext ArticleHuawei and Oviphone tout “world’s first NB-IoT watch” Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 OCT 2016 LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 MIDDLE EAST: Jawad Abbassi , head of MENA at GSMA, hailed mobile’s impact in addressing some of the more prominent challenges facing underdeveloped countries in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as he talked up the growing potential for innovation in the region.Abbassi, speaking at the opening keynote of GSMA’s Mobile 360 event in Dubai, opened up on some of the recent findings from the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report, which indicates a sharp rise in mobile broadband adoption and smartphone penetration through to 2020 across the region.While hailing this impact as necessary to fuel new innovations and the internet of things, he noted that “mobile is not just connectivity, and is also “addressing a range of challenges”.“Particularly in less advanced countries of the region, mobile is tackling issues such as unregistered populations, the digital divide, financial inclusion and disaster response,” he said.Abbassi further highlighted the fact that more than 120 million people across the region lack of an official form of identification, and said mobile is “well placed to address the challenge of birth registration, given high penetration levels and geographic coverage, particularly in rural areas”.With mobile money, he said there are now 20 live services in 10 markets, and the technology also has significant potential impact to improve financial inclusion, with 60 per cent of people in the region lacking access to formal financial services.He said financial regulation will now be “key to unlocking the possibility of non-bank mobile money services expanding into underserved segments of the region”.Mobile broadband surgeWith mobile broadband accounting for more than 60 per cent of connections, and smartphone penetration set to hit 65 per cent in 2020, according to GSMA’s study, Abbassi further spoke of some of the opportunities he expects to emerge.He believes the increased migration will lead to “significant growth of the digital economy and expansion of the mobile value chain in MENA”.“Coupled with a growing proportion of educated young people and increasing entrepreneurial activity, more and more examples of innovation are emerging in the region with mobile as the enabling technology,” he added.last_img read more

AT&T puts hundreds more stores on chopping block

first_img AT&T defended a plan to withdraw from 320 corporate-owned retail locations in the coming months, arguing the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic accelerated a trend toward online transactions.The move builds on the previously announced shuttering of 250 stores earlier this year. AT&T had approximately 2,100 corporate stores as of end-June, data from Wave7 Research showed.While some of the stores in the latest batch will close outright, an operator representative told Mobile World Live others will remain in operation as AT&T authorised retailers under independent ownership. Union-represented employees at affected locations will be offered other positions within AT&T, either at other corporate-owned stores or in customer support roles, the representative added.The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union estimated the move will impact more than 1,600 employees.CWA accused the operator of “ignoring the needs of its employees and customers” in order to appease activist investor Elliott Management and other shareholders. But the AT&T representative contended the move is part of a previously announced business transformation, which “includes adjusting our retail presence to reflect our customers’ shopping practices”.In August, AT&T CFO John Stephens told investors the pandemic kicked this initiative into high gear, noting it provided a “different opportunity to make decisions and sometimes force decisions to be made“.AT&T CEO (then-COO) John Stankey said in April streamlining of its field services, retail and distribution operations was expected to generate $1 billion in savings. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore2 08 OCT 2020 US chip funding tipped to top $150B Diana Goovaerts Author Home AT&T puts hundreds more stores on chopping block AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sector Previous ArticleDito forges tower deal with consortium affiliateNext ArticleUK MPs fire China collusion accusation at Huawei Related AT&TCommunications Workers of Americaretail shops Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Tags Amazon reels in MGMlast_img read more

Man injured in Shantallow assault

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Man injured in Shantallow assault Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp By News Highland – June 4, 2020 Facebook Previous articleSome athletes will be exempt from restrictions next weekNext articleNews, Sport, Farming News, and Obituaries on Thursday June 4th News Highland Twitter Detectives in Derry are appealing for information a serious assault in the Shantallow area in the early hours of Monday 1 June.A man, aged in his 20s, was punched and kicked by a number of males. He remains in hospital, having undergone surgery for a broken jaw.It happened between the Carranbane Walk and Curragh Walk areas at some stage between midnight and 2am on Monday morning.UIrging anyone with information to make contact, police described this as a shocking and brutal attack on a defenceless man. Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more