Blue Water Shipping aids Tahkoluoto transport

first_imgThree reach stackers with a capacity to lift from 65 to 100 tons (60 to 90.8 tonnes), one truck, and a bespoke root end adaptor with dolly have been delivered to the Port of Mäntyluoto in Pori, Finland, to transport the 63 m blades.The equipment has been designed by Blue Water Shipping’s engineering department designed the equipment for the the handling of the blades at the quay and storage areas. Blue Water Shipping claims the equipment provides a cost-effective solution, as the client can avoid hiring extra workers to move the blades.One of Blue Water Shipping’s project managers is on site and acts as the connecting link between Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, the company developing the wind farm, and the turbine manufacturer Siemens. During the next four months, Blue Water Shipping will also provide terminal assistants.Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm is being built off the coast of the Finnish Port of Pori. According to Blue Water Shipping, it is the first offshore wind farm designed for icy conditions and consists of ten 4.2 MW turbines. www.bws.netwww.siemens.comwww.hyotytuuli.filast_img read more

EU, AU laud efforts by Burundi to improve security situation

first_imgBurundi has been encouraged to facilitate inclusive dialogue in an effort to bring a lasting solution the east African nation.The European and African Unions jointly acknowledged the improved security situation in Burundi while calling on both the government and opposition to genuinely engage in dialogue facilitated by the East African Community mediators.The two regional bodies made the observation at the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) and the European Union Political and Security Committee (EU PSC)‘s 9th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting in Brussels, Belgium.“While noting the AU PSC assessment during its visit to the country in June 2016, that the security situation has improved in the country, the AU PSC and the EU PSC expressed their continued preoccupation with the security situation in the country and encouraged efforts to continue improving it,” they said in a statement on Tuesday.“They also agreed that the East African Community (EAC) facilitation needs to succeed on the understanding that only an inclusive dialogue can bring a viable solution … They expressed hope that the report of former President Mkapa, to the recent EAC Summit, and the response of Heads of State, can accelerate the process,” the statement added.The Unions also agreed on the need for the full deployment of AU civilian and military observers to the country, reports.The AU PSC and the EU PSC discussed the framework of the Africa – EU partnership including conflict and crisis situations in Africa namely, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia, Mali, South Sudan, Burundi and Guinea Bissau.The meeting co-chaired by Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi of Kenya and Ambassador Walter Stevens, Permanent Chair of the EU PSC agreed to meet again in 2017 in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia and to undertake a new joint field trip in the region.last_img read more

Atlantic system closer to becoming tropical depression

first_img 232 Views   no discussions An area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic could become Tropical Storm Danny in a day or two, according to the National Hurricane Center.Showers and thunderstorms associated with the system have become better organized as it moves west-northwestward in the east Atlantic, several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.Forecasters say conditions are favorable for development and a tropical depression is likely to form, a 70 percent chance, within the next day or two.Forecasters give it an 80 percent chance of development over the next 5 days. The system is moving at 10 to 15 mph.No warnings have been issued at this time. Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Atlantic system closer to becoming tropical depression by: Newspress – August 18, 2015last_img read more

DEXIA awards Market Day with Difference 2016 winners

first_img Share Share LocalNews DEXIA awards Market Day with Difference 2016 winners by: Dominica Vibes News – November 28, 2016 Ten farmers and vendors received certificates and cheques on Friday 25 November 2016, after emerging winners in various categories on Market Day with a Difference.Market Day with a difference was held on 29 October 2016 during the Independence Season under the theme ‘Strengthening our commitment to nation building’. It is observed annually primarily to highlight the hard work of farmers and vendors, and their contributions towards the national development effort. A Prize Giving Ceremony was held on Friday at the Roseau Market, where the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA), thanked the farmers and vendors for their continuous support to the market ad Dominica.Philomen Joseph received the award for Oldest Shop Vendor, and Kimberly Wade took the award for Youngest Vendor. Albertine Green took the award for Best Saturday vendor, Emmanuel Pierre received the Best Mobile Vendor, while Samuel Pacquette took the award for Best Butcher.“With our prize giving ceremony we recognize multiple areas such as butchers, snackettes, youngest and oldest vendors, root crops, meats crafts and flowers,” Market development officer at DEXIA, Sharon Rolle stated.The other awardees were Frances Francis who won Best Vendors Booth, Merlyn Boston for Best Snackette, Hazel Baptiste Thomas for best shop, Margaret Baron for most regular vendor, and Catherine James for Best dressed vendor.“This year we are placing special emphasis on the youngest and oldest vendors, because we want to highlight that the young ones will be the ones continuing the traditions that we have started. Our vendors and our consumers are the ones who continue to make the Roseau market what it is, a pleasurable place, where you maintain a tradition which all of us enjoy, coming to shop on a Friday afternoon or a Saturday morning,” Rolle added. Roseau Market Superintendent, Julius Carbon, also congratulated the winners for their hard work. According to Carbon, Market day with a “created an opportunity where vendors and government officials, such as the prime minister, the minister of trade, members of cabinet, and other prominent persons in society, can interact. So, when a case is made on behalf of the Roseau market, they already have first-hand knowledge of the troubles that you go through”.Further, Carbon said he is pleased with the relationship between the Roseau Market and the vendors, as they work well together.“We at the Roseau market, pay close attention to the working relationship between the vendors and the Roseau market. And I must say that we are quite pleased with the effort that you make. There may be times that there may be conflict between the vendors and the authorities, but that’s expected in any working relationship,” Carbon stated. He is hopeful that “as they grow, the vendors see themselves as an organized group, which can summon the Roseau Market Committee and voice their troubles and ask for representation from the committee”. – / 18 Tweetcenter_img 428 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

DDA launches web page to update on Tourism Industry Progress

first_img Share Discover DominicaHurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery DDA launches web page to update on Tourism Industry Progress by: – November 14, 2017 120 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Press ReleaseRoseau Dominica – (November 14, 2017) – Hurricane Maria’s impact on Dominica can be seen and felt across the breadth of the Nature Island. Over the past weeks, Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal together with other private and public sector stakeholders and partners have been working tirelessly to assess the readiness of Dominica to receive visitors. While rebuilding Dominica’s tourism product will take time, it is important to keep potential visitors and stakeholders abreast of the progress. As such, Discover Dominica Authority has launched a new blog site,, to provide regular updates on key visitor related products and services. Updates to be included on the site range from accommodations, access, things to do, volunteering and voluntourism, as well as information of the relief efforts and responses to frequently asked questions. According to Director of Tourism Colin Piper, “This web page is another way that DDA is striving to keep its public informed about the realistic situation in Dominica post Hurricane Maria.”There has been significant progress in the rebuilding process over the past two months since the passage of Hurricane Maria. According to a release by telecommunications provider FLOW, mobile phone service has been restored to approximately 80% of the population. FLOW’s voice and internet service has also been restored to 70% the major business customers and 80% of government offices and departments. DIGICEL is reporting restoration of mobile phone service to ninety –five communities island wide. Restoration of water continues across various parts of the island and electricity restoration continues throughout the capital city Roseau and town of Portsmouth. To date, eighteen (18) properties have indicated they have resumed or will resume accommodation services by December 1, 2017. Some amenities available at these properties will be limited but most have the ability to provide regular water and electricity. The properties are Atlantique View Resort, Bay View Port Residence, Caribbean Seaview Apartments, Classique International, Coffeeriver Cottages, Emerald View Apartments, Hibiscus Valley Inn, Le Petit Paradis, Picard Beach Cottages, Picard Family Guest House, Pointe Baptiste Guest House, Portsmouth Beach Hotel, Rejens Hotel, St. James Bed & Breakfast, Suite Pepper Cottage, Sunset Bay Club, Tamarind Tree Hotel & Restaurant, and 3 Rivers Eco Lodge & Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge. Sharelast_img read more

FIM Asia Supermoto Championship 2017 – Cornish Wins Round 1

first_img107Pedro WunerINA101020 Returning 2015 Champ, Trakarn Thangthong finished 2nd overall. PosNo.NameNationalLapsBest TimeTotal Time 1097Arten TeslenkoRUS171:20.35923:36.386 1440Lee WeiTPE151:22.51722:43.571 DNF102Tsang Wai KeiHKG131:30.58723:46.389 61Muhd HabibullahMAS181:12.74124:20.495 Moto 2 Race Result: 31Muhd HabibullahMAS181:13.47223:14.056 6300Naoto TakayamaJPN141630 18Lewis CornishGBR181:11.60622:36.002 7162Farhan HendroINA151429 812Kenneth San AndresPHI171:20.49323:35.442 DNF40Lee WeiTPE51:25.6837:43.684 Defending 2016 Champ, Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah ended the day 4th overall. 12720Lin Chin PeiTPE8816 DNF27Sun TongCHN121:25.99619:4.087 Lewis Cornish converted his pole position to win both Motos in Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship.  5300Naoto TakayamaJPN181:17.76824:07.549 DNF102Tsang Wai KeiHKG131:32.73723:45.547 13101Takashi SasakiJPN01212 1277Hasroy OsmanSGP161:18.96022:40.996 532Khairi ZakariaMAS161834 317Marcel Van DrunenNED182038 7300Naoto TakayamaJPN171:16.64522:37.403 812Kenneth San AndresPHI131326 928Natthapat SuksanwatthanaTHA121123 317Marcel Van DrunenNED181:15.22323:48.316 PosNo.NameNationalM1M2Total Point 417Marcel Van DrunenNED181:15.16923:31.190 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA222244 117Pedro WunerINA161:19.96422:39.942center_img 7162Farhan HendroINA181:18.29224:26.555 6162Farhan HendroINA181:17.09523:55.446 PosNo.NameNationalLapsBest TimeTotal Time 117Pedro WunerINA161:22.10123:01.271 1277Hasroy OsmanSGP161:22.92123:03.908 DNF97Artem TeslenkoRUS111:21.76124:31.701 1028Natthapat SuksanwatthanaTHA171:18.43124:03.932 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA181:12.52622:42.962 9101Takashi SasakiJPN171:22.06323:56.181 1177Hasroy OsmanSGP9918 Overall Standing 1497Artem TeslenkoRUS11011 13720Lin Chin PeiTPE151:25.41123:32.197 Moto 1 Race Result: 17102Tsang Wai KeiHKG000 41Muhd HabibullahMAS201535 18Lewis CornishGBR181:12.45923:00.233 928Natthapat SuksanWatthanaTHA171:15.36823:34.965 812Kenneth San AndresPHI171:18.52023:10.666 NAKHON CHAI SI, THAILAND, 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Beautiful weather and a  , wonderful circuit welcomed Round 1 of the FIM Asia Supermoto 2017 Championship. The competition saw 17 riders from 13 countries striving for national and personal pride.The day began with Free Practice, and as expected, the top three spots were dominated by United Kingdom’s Lewis Cornish, returning 2015 Champion, Thailand’s Trakarn Thangthong, and defending 2016 Champion Malaysia’s Muhd. “Gabit” Habibullah, respectively.MOTO 1Moto 1 started with the sun shining directly above the riders.Pole sitter Cornish grabbed the holeshot, but was followed tightly by all riders onto straight of the tarmac section, instead being diverted into the off-road section.Round 1 winner, Lewis CornishThe tight hairpin turn immediately after the last table top remained as the biggest challenge, serving as an advantage to some riders and vice-versa for others.With Cornish speeding ahead on an empty circuit, he opened up a two-second gap within a few laps to the pursuing Gabit and Thangthong. That left the latter two to battle between themselves, giving Cornish an even bigger cushion.The top three remained the same, until five minutes before the end of Moto 1, when Gabit was overtaken by Thangthong. The Thai rider had planned his move at the right moment, giving Gabit no time to regain the second spot.Gabit (#1) leading Thangthong (#5) Lewis finsihed Moto 1 in 22:236.002, followed by Thangthong and Gabit in 22:42.962 and 23:14.056, respectively.Dutchman Marcel Van Drunen, who had fought tooth and nail against Cornish in Qualifying and SuperChrono, was stuck in a fierce battle with another of Malaysia’s ace, Khairi Zakaria throughout the race to finish fourth, with the latter in fifth.Marcel Van DrunenMOTO 2Cornish stole the holeshot again at the start and never looked back to win his second Moto of the day, finishing the race comfortably five seconds ahead of Thangthong.“It was a very technical track. Most of us were using slick tyres to race on the track. With the triple dirt section, it feels more like a motocross track instead. I made multiple mistakes in Moto 1 but reduced it in Moto 2. I believe Trakarn and Gabit made mistakes as well, which gave me an advantage to the race,” said Lewis.“I was fortunate when Gabit hit on a hole at the third dirt section. That was when I passed him. He grew so much since we last faced off in 2015. I enjoyed riding with all the riders, and hopefully, I can perform better in Indonesia,” said Thangthong.Trakarn ThangthongSeemingly making amends to his fourth place finish in Moto 1, Van Drunen fought with Gabit for the final podium spot. The two exchanged places multiple times with high-risk maneuvers in the tighter corners.The contest ended just two laps from the end of the race, when Gabit ran off the track. It was a brave performance from the Malaysian, however, when the KTM Malaysia factory rider revealed later that he had lost his brakes.Whereas most riders would have called it quits, Gabit Habibullah soldiered on to finish the race“My front and rear brakes malfunctioned, and I lost control of my bike. This makes it even harder for me to maintain my pace, especially on this track. I tried my best to ensure the best possible result in this condition,” said Gabit.Gabit landed the sixth spot in Moto 2, clocking a total time of 24:20.495.Van Drunen (#17) battling with Gabit (#1)Malaysia’s Khairi Zakaria attempted to close the gap to the Dutchman, but his efforts were forlorn when he made a mistake at the transition between the road and off-road section. Khairi landed fourth in Moto 2, finishing nearly two seconds behind Marcel with a total time of 23:50.924.Khairi ZakariaJapan’s Naoto Takayama performed well in Moto 2, and came home fifth .“It was a perfect and successful race. We would like to congratulate the Asia Supersports Group, FMSCT, all the partners and all the riders. The opening round of the season was exciting, and everything was in order. The track is probably one of the most challenging tracks in the season’s history, but all safety aspects were taken into consideration,” said Stephan P. Carapiet, FIM Asia Safety Officer.The 2017 FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship will commence in Jogjakarta, Indonesia on 7 and 8 October 2017.For more information, visit or watch the race live for free in HD on powered by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd.FIM Asia SuperMoto Championship is promoted by Asia Supersports Group, a consortium of three companies namely Bikenation Motorsports Sdn Bhd, Trade My Superbike and E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd; sanctioned by FIM Asia and FMSCT; and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), Malay Mail, Kelab Blogger Ben Ashaari and TX Sports. 532Khairi ZakariaMAS181:14.31623:33.763 DNF101Takashi SasakiJPN71:18.0329:30.062 432Khairi ZakariaMAS181:16.52223:50.924 1527Sun TongCHN077 25Trakarn ThangthongTHA181:14.49423:27.317 18Lewis CornishGBR252550 13720Lin Chin PeiTPE161:18.96022:40.996 1640Lee WeiTPE707 1427Sun TongCHN151:29.51024:09.029 –Ads–last_img read more

Ekspansi Bisnis Besar-Besaran, AirAsia Berencana untuk Ganti Slogan!,Oman Air Kenalkan Seragam Baru Awak Kabin di London Heathrow

first_imgToni mengatakan AirAsia saat ini diperingkatkan sebagai maskapai terbesar ke-13 di dunia dan dalam beberapa tahun diupayakan untuk merangsek naik ke-10 besar.“Prestasi ini tidak bisa dipandang sebelah mata – mengingat dari tempat kami memulai sebagai maskapai kecil di Malaysia. AirAsia menduduki nomor empat di Asia (maskapai terbesar) setelah tiga maskapai penerbangan Tiongkok, ”kata Toni.Fernandes berkeinginan untuk mengganti slogan AirAsia dari “Now Everyone Can Fly” menjadi “Now Everyone Can Travel”. Pergantian slogan ini juga tidak lepas dari upaya Toni cs. untuk memperlebar sayap bisnis mereka yang rencananya akan menawarkan pengalaman baru untuk menginap dan melancong.“Kami melihat banyak peluang untuk memberikan layanan melalui situs web kami,” tandasnya.Ya, kelak situs web AirAsia mungkin akan mirip dengan atau situs sejenis yang tidak hanya menjajakan tiket saja, melainkan booking hotel dan lain-lain.Baca Juga: AirAsia ‘Hilang’ dari Traveloka dan, Alasan Teknis atau Ada Tekanan?“Kami mulai dengan maskapai asing sesegera mungkin. Kelak, kami dapat bersaing dengan Expedia dan Agoda. Langkah pertama kami adalah membuat perjalanan menjadi lebih terjangkau, misalnya membuat harga tiket kereta api, bus, dan taksi menjadi lebih murah, ”terang Toni.Tidak menutup kemungkinan, Toni menambahkan, akan menjadi portal lifestyle dengan menambahkan beberapa kategori baru, seperti destinasi wisata, kuliner, dan konten kecantikan/kesehatan. (Lombok Insider) Maskapai asal Negeri Jiran, AirAsia Group Bhd dikabarkan ingin berkembang di luar bisnis maskapai penerbangan ‘tradisional’, dan menurut kabar yang beredar pihak maskapai telah membangun situs web dan aplikasi travel dan lifestyle, layanan keuangan, dan operasi logistik. Chief Executive Group AirAsia, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes mengatakan, maskapai berbiaya rendah ini telah didekati oleh sejumlah perusahaan asing yang tertarik untuk bermitra dengannya dan memanfaatkan database besar milik perusahaan yang mencapai hingga 100 juta penumpang per tahun.Baca Juga: AirAsia X Genap Berusia 10 Tahun, Mantapkan Identitas Sebagai LCC Jarak Jauh“Kami berusaha untuk beralih dari sekadar menjadi maskapai penerbangan, dan mulai menggunakan lalu lintas penumpang kami untuk membangun sebuah platform. Kami mungkin memiliki salah satu situs web terbesar di Malaysia – atau bahkan di Asia Tenggara, ”katanya ujar Toni, dikutip dari laman New Straits Times. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPeluas Pasar, Resmi Tawarkan Tiket Penerbangan dari Maskapai Lain18/11/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”Mahathir Siap Jual Malaysia Airlines, Mungkinkah AirAsia Berminat Akuisisi?02/07/2019In “Featured”Dengan Airbus A330-900NEO, Ada Kemungkinan AirAsia Buka (Kembali) Rute ke Eropa12/07/2019In “Destinasi”last_img read more

UWF Hosts #25 Rollins In Home Opener Friday Night

first_imgWEEKEND RECAP* UWF opened up the regular season on the road against a top 25 ranked opponent, #23 University of Tampa. This back and forth contest was a tale of two halves. The first half was controlled by Tampa as they held the ball and were on offense most of the half. Tampa struck for 5 shots in the first half making the Argos’ Keeper, Jacob Murray work for four impressive saves. The Argonauts did counter though, and were able to get three corner kick opportunities in the first half. In the second half the Argos played more aggressive on offense and were able to outshoot the Spartans 7-4, and added 7 more corner opportunities. In the end though neither team was able put one in the goal as it ended in a scoreless tie.*To wrap up the weekend UWF took on Flagler College at Saints Field located in Saint Augustine, Florida last Sunday. Both teams were feeling each other out in the first half as only 2 total shots were on goal from either team. The Argos were able to get five corner kicks in the first half, whereas Flagler didn’t have a single one. All of the scoring in this game took place in the second half as Flagler scored the first two goals in the 77th and 83rd minutes, with the second goal coming from a Penalty Kick Goal. UWF scored their first goal of the season when Isaiah Lopez scored a Header Goal assisted by Rafeal Godoi. The Argos lost by a final score of 2-1. The Argonauts outshot the Saints 14-8. ABOUT SAINT LEO (1-1)* UWF faced Saint Leo last year and lost a back and forth matchup at the Saint Leo Soccer Field by a final score of 1-0. Saint Leo scored late in the 88th minute to seal the deal.*Saint Leo defeated Regis University in their season opener 2-1, but lost their second matchup of the weekend to #18 ranked Wingate University in a tight one 3-2.Print Friendly Version ABOUT ROLLINS (2-0)* Head coach Keith Buckley is the winningest coach in Rollins soccer history, and Buckley is in his 28th year at the helm of the Tars program this year. His career record of 319-153-30 is 14th among active coaches in Division 2. * Newly acquired Freshman goalkeeper Abdiel Martinez has been outstanding for the Tars in net. He has a .800 save percentage, and is allowing 1 goal per game. Senior mid-fielder Stefan Avram has already scored 3 goals for the Tars in the 2 games they’ve played this season.* The Tars just snuck into the top 25 rankings in the United Soccer Coaches’ Poll, coming in at #25 this week. Friday’s game against Rollins College is scheduled for a 7:30 pm CT kickoff and the match against Saint Leo University will begin at 12:30 pm CT at the beautiful UWF Soccer Complex located in Pensacola, Florida. Live stats and live video will be available for both games, and fans can follow along by clicking on the following links or visiting Live Video: Stats: PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida men’s soccer team kicks off its home opener with #25 ranked Rollins College on Friday and wraps up the weekend slate with Saint Leo University on Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

Eagle gives Baba edge at Life Card

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KIKUYO, Kumamoto Pref. – Yukari Baba eagled the final hole to match the day’s low round with a 3-under 69 on Saturday and take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Life Card Ladies. Baba, who started the day two shots off the lead, had a birdie and three bogeys through 10 holes but fought her way back into title contention with three birdies before making an eagle putt on the par-5 18th that moved her to 5-under 139 at Kumamoto Kuko Country Club. Tour veteran Midori Yoneyama stood alone in second place on 140 after a 71, followed by Yuko Mitsuka (73) and overnight leader Shinobu Moromizato (74) two shots further back. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Stosur, Bouchard to contest final

first_imgOSAKA – Third seed Samantha Stosur of Australia stormed past American teenager Madison Keys into the Japan Women’s Open final with a straight-sets victory on Saturday.The Australian held all eight of her service games en route to 61-minute, 6-1, 6-2 victory at Osaka’s Utsubo Tennis Center. In Sunday’s final, Stosur will face fifth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who ended Japanese interest in the singles draw with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kurumi Nara.“You have to make sure you’re serving well against Madison so you don’t fall behind in a set, because she’s got a very, very big serve,” Stosur said of sixth-seeded Madison.“She’s also tall, pretty strong, hits the ball hard and has very good ground strokes. You have to make sure you don’t give her a break. It’s always tough,” she told GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Disappointing end: Kurumi Nara dropped her Japan Women’s Open semifinal match on Saturday, losing 6-2, 6-2 to Eugenie Bouchard in Osaka. | KYODOcenter_img RELATED PHOTOS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more