Phase Five of Kingston Terminal Expansion Project near Completion

first_imgRelatedPhase Five of Kingston Terminal Expansion Project near Completion RelatedPhase Five of Kingston Terminal Expansion Project near Completion RelatedPhase Five of Kingston Terminal Expansion Project near Completion FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Robert Pickersgill, has said that phase five of the Kingston Container Terminal expansion project was entering its final stages and preliminary plans were already in place for the next expansion phase.“The Port Authority (of Jamaica) will be pursuing the preliminary plans for the development of the next expansion phase of our transshipment activities, which will incorporate lands at Fort Augusta,” the Minister said on Wednesday (Jan. 24), as he witnessed the unloading of two new panamax cranes at the Terminal.He noted that upon completion of the fifth phase of the project, which will cost the Port Authority of Jamaica some US$240 million, capacity at the transshipment facility would increase from 1.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to 3.2 million TEUs and the added capacity should be utilized by 2009.According to the Minister, the ongoing improvements at the Kingston Container Terminal “are the major ingredients enhancing Jamaica’s position in and capacity to benefit from the international shipping industry, which can be described as the engine driving the global economy”.The cranes are the first shipment of six new super post panamax cranes, with the remaining four scheduled to arrive in August.Minister Pickersgill said that when the remaining cranes arrive, the profile of the Terminal would feature 19 cranes including 14 super post panamax cranes; 74 straddle carries; 14 empty container stackers; 1,392 reefers to accommodate refrigerated containers; and 100 hectares of paved operational yard space and storage areas.center_img Phase Five of Kingston Terminal Expansion Project near Completion UncategorizedJanuary 26, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

News / Kerry Logistics continues expansion drive with purchase of Spanish forwarder Bofill & Arnan

first_img Hong Kong 3PL Kerry Logistics Network has continued its international expansion drive with today’s news of its takeover of Spanish freight forwarder Bofill & Arnan.The deal is likely to see some of Bofill & Arnan’s operations merged into Kerry’s established Iberian presence, such as in its head office in Barcelona.However, the deal will expand Kerry’s presence in the Mediterranean ports of Valencia and Alicante.Europe MD Thomas Blank said: “I am very pleased to welcome the freight forwarding team of Bofill & Arnan to join the Kerry Logistics network. The combined resources and expertise will significantly enhance our position and service capabilities in Spain and expand our market reach. “The freight forwarding businesses of Bofill & Arnan will be integrated into our network and will continue to be developed by the experienced management team led by Sebastian Bernardo, our managing director of Spain.”Bofill & Arnan was established nearly 100 years ago, and operates six offices across the country.Kerry said the firm had developed a special focus on tradelanes between Spain and China, Taiwan and India, offering the full range of customs brokerage and freight forwarding services, including the sea-air concept that has become a favourite supply chain tool of the fast fashion houses exemplified by the Inditex brand Zara. It said it was clear that gaining a greater foothold in this market was part of its motivation for the purchase.“Spain is home to some of the world’s biggest fashion retailers and some of Kerry Logistics’ global key accounts. Kerry Logistics will continue to invest in this key market in Europe and strengthen its service capabilities and network, ensuring best-in-class supply chain solutions are provided to its clients, in particular in the fashion and lifestyle industry,” it said in a statement.In a separate development, Kerry also recently renewed a framework deal with its largest shareholder, Kerry Properties (KPL), under which the logistics operation leases a set of warehouses owned by KPL, and provides its landlord with logistics services “relating to the management and operation of the warehouse facilities”.The company said both arrangements were made “on normal commercial terms and on an arm’s length basis, or on terms no less favourable than those available to the group from independent third parties”.The original framework agreement lasted from July 2014 to the end of this year. The new agreement extends it for three years to the end of 2019. By Gavin van Marle 20/12/2016last_img read more

Assistant Professor of Practice Studio Art (2 Positions)

first_imgThe LSU School of Art seeks applicants with expertise inpainting & drawing for positions as Assistant Professor ofPractice, Studio Art. These are full-time, non-tenure-trackpositions at the Assistant Professor rank.A successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate anunderstanding of studio art professional practice in painting &Drawing, and have at least 2 years of teaching experience at theuniversity level, either during or after their MFA. Teachingassignments include studios, lecture courses, and seminars.Additional responsibilities include maintaining a studio practicestudio area meetings/service and some student advising andmentoring.Job Responsibilities:TEACHING:  65% — This position will teachundergraduate general education courses and courses for majors atthe undergraduate and graduate level in Studio Art.SERVICE:  34% — Provide services to the School,College, and University, and help in program development.Participate in student advising and mentoring.RequiredQualifications:MFA in Studio Art. 2 years of teaching experience atthe university level, either during or after the MFASubmittal Requirements:Please attach ALL documents under the Resume/CVsection of your application.Please provide a letter of application (cover memo)with a narrative description of your background and qualificationsfor the position (maximum of 3 pages). Describe courses you arequalified to teach, as well as information about classes you havetaught or helped teach in the past.Submissions should also include a curriculum vitae(including e-mail address) as well as the names, addresses,telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.Note: instructions for uploading a portfolio of yourwork and your students’ work, together with documents which willfacilitate a faculty review are available on SlideRoom at thisaddress: transcripts are required prior to hire.Salary will be commensurate with qualifications andexperience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactorypre-employment background check.Apply here:–2-Positions-_R00054084Firm application deadline is April 30, 2020.Application review will begin immediately, and will continue untila candidate is selected. The position will remain open untilfilled.About LSULSU is the flagship university of Louisiana. Locatedamid 1500 live oaks, it is one of the loveliest campuses in theSouth. The School of Art is accredited by NASAD, and includes sixstudio art areas, art history, graphic design, and digital art, andis part of the College of Art & Design. The School is home toapproximately 450 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students.Additional information on the program can be found at For information about the College, see; for informationabout the School of Art, see Position Information:Background Check – An offer of employment iscontingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits toeligible employees and their dependents including health, life,dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts;retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellnessbenefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training anddevelopment opportunities; employee discounts; and more!LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich theeducational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and arenecessary to prepare all people to thrive personally andprofessionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and arecommitted to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We activelyseek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diversebackgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSUis committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’sDiversity Statement andRoadmap. Personsneeding accommodations or assistance with the accessibility ofmaterials related to this search are encouraged to contact theOffice of Human Resource Management ([email protected]).HCM Contact Information:Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human ResourcesManagement Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed [email protected]last_img read more

The trade war keeps escalating. Here’s how it’ll impact NYC real estate

first_imgFor months, trade war tensions with China have been on the rise. The Chinese government said Friday morning it would implement a $75 billion retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods — a response to President Trump’s $300 billion tariff on Chinese goods.After the announcement, Trump said he would raise tariffs on Chinese goods by as much as 30 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal.As the back and forth unfolds, watch the video above to see how the multibillion-dollar trade war has hit New York real estate so far.Voice-over by Lucas McGill This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img

GERMAN EHF CL DERBY: HSV revenge to Flensburg

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsAfter defeat in their clash at DKB Bundesliga, defending EHF CL champion HSV Handball prepare “nice revenge” for the rival from the North – SG Flensburg 32:27 (15:14) at the Round 5 of the VELUX EHF Champions League. Martin Schwalb’ guys dominated in the last 20 minutes of the match after Flensburg was last time in lead – 16:17. Duvnjak and his team-mates began to play much stronger defense and that resulted with the advantage (21:18, 43rd minute) and new points at the end…HSV Handball: Bitter (13 saves); Cleverly n.e. Lindberg 7/1, Duvnjak 6, Cañellas 6, Pfahl 5, Mahé 4, Toft Hansen 2, Lackovic 1, Hens 1, Flohr, Nilsson, Dominikovic, Schröder n.e., Jansen n.e., Djordjic n.e.SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson (12 saves); Rasmussen (3 saves); Rudeck n.e. Weinhold 8/2, Nenadic 4, Glandorf 3, Knudsen 3, Eggert 2, Heinl 2, Gustafsson 2, Svan Hansen 1, Wanne 1, Radivojevic 1, Karlsson, Mogensen, GottfridssonAt the second match of the group, Spanish Naturhouse La Rioja beat Slovenian best team – RK Gorenje 34:31 in direct battle for the TOP 16 place.Naturhouse La Rioja: Martinez Martinez, Goncalves 7, Arrieta 2, Velasco, Tiomuntcev 3, Jimenez 3, Aguinalde, Malburg 4, Garabaya, Ramiro, Tolmos, Masachs, Rodriguez 2, Fernandez 10, Romero 3.Gorenje Velenje: Taletović, Cehte, Medved 3, S. Burić 3, B. Burić, Cehte 5, Skube 7, Golčar, Šoštarič 5, Papež 4, Vrečar 2, Gams, Nosan 1, Oštir, Dujmović 1.STANDINGS:1. HSV 5 – 102. Flensburg 5 – 73. Aalborg 4 – 44. La Rioja 5 – 45. Gorenje Velenje 5 – 26. Drott Halmstad 4 – 1 ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you Handball in Germany is played by 750.000 people Click to comment Related Items:EHF CL, Flensburg, handball, HSV Veszprem wait clash with Zagreb, Davis: This is Champions League France beat Norway with Pardin&Mahe in main role! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Cheap Solar Cells Scoop Million-dollar Prize

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA flexible solar cell that could provide cheap energy for everyone has been awarded a prize worth nearly a million dollars. The Millennium Technology Prize, which recognises “technological innovation that is significantly improving the quality of human life”, was awarded to inventor Michael Grätzel in Switzerland last week. Grätzel said his solar cells have many benefits and could, for example, soon be helping people in developing countries to connect to the Internet. “I was in Tanzania last year and everyone has a mobile phone; but there’s no grid to charge them,” he said. (READ more at Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Fund will make it possible to protect productive farmland

first_imgThe 48-acre Bragg Farm in Fayston, Vermont, known for its iconic barn, open hay meadows and outstanding scenic views of the Green Mountains, has been farmed continuously for more than 200 years.’  Much further south,’ the Bunker Farm’an agricultural and scenic treasure in Dummerston’has been a’ fixture in town for over 160 years. When these two farms went on the market, they were at risk of being sold to someone who was not interested in farming. These communities risked losing these productive farms.’ In both instances, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) acted quickly and placed offers on the properties using a revolving fund to buy time to find farmers, put the conservation deals together, and permanently protect the land for the next generation of farmers.’ A new partnership between VLT, the’ Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) and the High Meadows Fund (HMF) will create more opportunities for VLT to provide’ farmers with access to affordable farms for commercial operations.’  VCF and HMF will loan VLT a combined $850,000 for their Farmland Access Program. This loan will allow VLT to take high-demand farmland off the market while finding farmers who are the best match for the land and infrastructure. It will also allow VLT the time to raise thefunds to purchase conservation easements on land’an important step to ensuring future affordability.’ ‘ ‘The Foundation has $7 million to deploy in Vermont, and we’re always looking for new ways to improve the state,’ said Debbie Rooney, VP for Finance at VCF. ‘When the Vermont Land Trust came to us, we saw an exciting opportunity to invest in a great organization and in a project that dovetails with our Food and Farm Initiative by supporting local farms and local food. It makes a lot of sense. Yes, VLT could have gotten some commercial dollars to do this, but it would have been a much higher rate, and they wouldn’t have been able to do some of the other work they do. We see this as a resource for VLT to be able to readily maintain working farms in Vermont.’’ The Farmland Access Program and this loan fund will prevent the sale of the farms that are often at the highest risk of development or an estate purchase, circumstances that lead to a major loss to communities that value their farms and local food.’ ‘The Farmland Access Program has helped more than 30 farmers in Vermont buy their first farm, or to expand their operation,’ said Jon Ramsay, the director of VLT’s Farmland Access Program. ‘When we see an opportunity, we buy a farm with bridge financing. Now we can use lower-cost capital to purchase, conserve, and sell the farm at an affordable price to a farmer who can create a viable business.’’ ‘We’ve seen that putting land conservation deals together takes longer than it used to,’ said Gaye Symington, Executive Director of the High Meadows Fund. ‘There are a lot of complex questions to resolve with conservation deals and this takes time. Questions about the ecological values on the farm, the proximity to river systems, and farm-labor housing are a few examples. We see this loan as important because it offers VLT longer-term dollars. Becoming investors in this loan fund is a demonstration of HMF’s confidence in VLT.’’ In the case of Bragg Farm, more than 225 people in the Mad River Valley community contributed $500,000. With backing from the Town of Fayston, and a grant of $320,000 from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the funding has been raised to permanently protect the Bragg Farm. The project was officially completed last week, when VLT sold the conserved farm to Marisa Mauro of Ploughgate Creamery for $175,000 (the appraised agricultural value of the land, barn and residence). In Dummerston,’ four farmers, working as partners, were selected as the new owners of the farm. The farmers are leasing the farm now and will buy it subject to a conservation easement once VLT raises $110,000, along with other grant funding, to pay back the loan and cover the costs of conserving this land.’ ‘The related investments by the Vermont Community Foundation and the High Meadows Fund have helped the Vermont Land Trust take Farmland Access to the next level,’ said Nick Richardson, Vice President for Finance and Enterprise at the Vermont Land Trust.’  ‘There are many highly qualified and passionate farmers looking to access land to start or build their enterprises on good farmland, and communities that are waiting to welcome them.’  The partnership allows us to leverage our own capital and help make the match, and we’ve been able to put it to work right away on projects all across the state.’last_img read more

Unhappiness Is in the Eye of the Beholder

first_imgScience:A smile and a frown mean the same thing everywhere—or so say many anthropologists and evolutionary psychologists, who for more than a century have argued that all humans express basic emotions the same way. But a new study of people’s perceptions of computer-generated faces suggests that facial expressions may not be universal and that our culture strongly shapes the way we read and express emotions.The hypothesis that facial expressions convey the same meaning the world over goes all the way back to Charles Darwin. In his 1872 book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, the famed naturalist identified six basic emotional states: happiness, surprise, fear, disgust, anger, and sadness. If facial expressions are just cultural traits, passed down through the generations by imitation, their meanings would have diverged by now, he argued.Read the whole story: Science More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Cerro Grande Fire Of 2000 And COVID-19 Pandemic In 2020 … Commonalities And Differences In Disaster

first_imgCerro Grande Fire taken in the morning of May 10, 2000. All of Los Alamos was evacuated the afternoon of May 10, 2000. Photo by Gary Warren/ Cerro Grande Fire viewed from Los Alamos County Golf Course May 7, 2000. Photo by Gary Warren/ Craig Martin this year standing near one of the tree seedlings planted in 2000. Courtesy/Craig Martin  Topper Senior Katie Herrmann with her puppy Simon, 1, in front of their home on Kristi Lane with her Class of 2020 yard sign, given to every senior at Los Alamos High School as part of a month long schedule of activities to honor them. The governor ordered all the schools in New Mexico closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic so LAPS and the community are finding ways to honor the graduates. Courtesy photo Children plant a tree seedling 20 years ago following the Cerro Grande Fire. Courtesy/Craig Martin. All wearing masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nurse Kim Temple welcomes New Beginnings Fellowship members Lanessa Auburgey and Moises Pinto as they deliver a meal recently to Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic staff. Courtesy/LAMCC Today we are in the midst of a pandemic of a novel corona virus (COVID-19: CO for corona Vi is for virus, D is for disease, 19 for the year it was discovered). This is a new infectious disease causing an acute respiratory syndrome for which there is no vaccine or immunity. Federal, state, and local responses have included cancellation and prohibitions of large-scale gatherings, closures of schools, and other educational institutions, and social distancing by staying home or working from home. All businesses except those deemed essential have been ordered to close. People have lost jobs and the stock market has fallen faster than ever before in history. Each day the number of infected people increases.The Cerro Grande Fire and COVID 19 were and are calamitous events that disrupted the functioning of our community and society. They caused human, material, economic or environmental losses that exceed our community’s or society’s ability to cope. Regardless of whether the disaster is local or worldwide there are similarities and differences. The Cerro Grande Fire was a local event. The new event, COVID-19 is a worldwide problem-a pandemic. Unlike the Cerro Grande Fire there was no evacuation, but there is sudden life disruption! Life as we knew it came to a screeching halt and everything changed. Again, we must learn to adapt and become resilient in the face of adversity.There is no “them-and-us” in the COVID-19 event. There is no opening of homes as a way of reaching out. We are confined to our homes. We are all dealing with all the same fear and anxiety as people hundreds and thousands of miles from us. I am struck by the saying “We are in this together”. No one who lives on planet earth is immune to this event. We ARE all one humanity. One of the major lessons expressed over and over at the time of the Cerro Grande Fire disaster and now the COVID-19 event is the value of family and friends. Over and over in the Cerro Grande fire interviews, people expressed this lesson. Tasks and times were less important than family and friends. The five P’s were most important in evacuation: people, pets, papers, photos, prescriptions. In the COVID-19 event we are reminded over and over of the value of the lives of those close to us, family, friends, teachers, colleagues, and acquaintances.  After the Cerro Grande Fire many people expressed gratitude to the firefighters and first responders. Today the power of gratitude is apparent in the ways we thank firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses, and the life of every loved one. We are grateful for all those we sometimes forget about: truck drivers, grocery store clerks, those who shelve food and items, and so many more. Disaster makes us aware of all we have and often forget to thank in our busyness.Thankfulness for the landscape that surrounds us, and its resilience is important. In nature we find beauty and hopefulness in times of despair. Taking walks, gardening, hiking, and bird watching all uplift weary spirits in a time of social distancing and being shut inside our homes. Sunshine helps the shattered spirit and enhances the immune system.Every day we must make a choice to stay home to stop the spread or gather for fun and companionship. We choose resilience and hope by rejecting that instinct to be with others. I am amazed at the creative ways we have found to connect with one another. At the time of the Cerro Grande Fire cell phones were the exception. But with cell phones and computers, connecting has become easier. At the time of the Cerro Grande, everyone scattered. My response was, “Will I ever see them again?” Today I can call or connect by computer and know that my friends and family are safe.A friend, Rosella Jardine, found one similarity between the event of the fire and COVID-19 was isolation. When we evacuated, we did not know where our friends and family went or if we would ever see them again. Now we have all sorts of ways to communicate, but we are still isolated in our homes. It is a twist! Either way we were and are isolated from each other. Interestingly, we often crave solitude and quiet, but once isolated we crave togetherness.After the Cerro Grande fire, FEMA experiences were sometimes lengthy and painful. With the pandemic, comes a stimulus package to help the unemployed, essential personnel, and others. There is already an indication that this too will be a painful process.At the time of the Cerro Grande fire, we saw Northern New Mexico and our community coming together. The Volunteer Task Force mobilized the community to help in restoration. Others helped people through the FEMA process or providing shelter for the displaced. People helped people and the environment. In our resilience, we are reaching out today in unique and different ways, using ingenuity in the COVID-19 crisis. Examples include a less vulnerable person asking a neighbor if they can go to the store for them or calling someone to find out how they are doing. Organizations where congregating is the norm are finding new ways of communicating and entertaining through computer programs such as Zoom, Facetime, Skype, and YouTubeAt the time of the Cerro Grande Fire there was great need. Scouts, churches, restaurants, and many others fed first responders. Homes were opened. People made quilts to give people comfort. Currently, I believe anyone who sews is probably making masks for family, friends, medical personnel, and neighbors. Making a mask seems insignificant but it may save someone’s life. Donations are given to those who are hungry and jobless. Today, though we may feel knocked down, hurting, and struggling, people are lifting each other up in their own way.Like the Cerro Grande Fire, we were not prepared for this pandemic. It took us by surprise. We are in the midst of this event and we do not know how it will end. The experience of the Cerro Grande Fire reminds us that out of the ashes of that fire we became more resilient and renewed. Out of the COVID-19 event, we will find resilience and be renewed in our relationships to one another. There is hope.This is part of the Afterword in the book Resilience and Renewal, Stories of the Cerro Grande Fire Twenty Years After. Also look for the new exhibit at the History Museum called Resilience and Recovery which is currently online ( and will be available in person when the museum is open again. See the Los Alamos Historical Society website for more information about the Cerro Grande Fire and the availability of the book. Cerro Grande Fire viewed from downtown Los Alamos Sunday, May 7, 2000. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comBy TERALENE FOXXLos AlamosThe week of May 4th is an anniversary week. Twenty years ago, the Cerro Grande Fire changed the physical and emotional landscape of the community. I had just breathed a sigh of relief that the interviews and writing of a book about the resilience after the Cerro Grande Fire was completed when a new event occurred. I had previously written stories about the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and 2010. My first thought was, “Not Again!” That is my usual response to a new event that has the shadows of an old event.last_img read more

Sources: Infinite Esports & Entertainment purchase is imminent

first_imgInfinite Esports & Entertainment‘s purchase is close to being a done deal with a meeting next Monday revealing the outcome, sources have told Esports Insider.Immortals Gaming Club – the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club – is the front runner to acquire the majority share in the parent company of OpTic Gaming, OpTic LoL, and Houston Outlaws.Photo credit: LoL EsportsEsports Insider can confirm reports that surfaced earlier in the week regarding a meeting that took place between Ari Segal, CEO of Immortals, Neil Leibman, and Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez, CEO of OpTic Gaming. The discussion involved Segal gauging whether Rodriguez would be interested in a potential role should Immortals Gaming Club be successful.It’s currently a two-horse race when it comes to parties being in the running to acquire the company, with Immortals Gaming Club going up against Rodriguez and Chris Chaney, Founder and Co-owner of Infinite Esports & Entertainment. The exact outcome of Wednesday’s meeting hasn’t been made known to all parties at the time of writing, though the impending meeting will indeed be the source of the decision.Earlier this week, Esports Insider reported that Immortals Gaming Club was “very likely” to be successful in the purchase of the majority share. Should the company prove successful in its bid, it’s expected to set up a holding company for Overwatch League franchise Houston Outlaws while it attempts to sell it – reported ownership rules means it can’t retain the brand as it already owns Los Angeles Valiant.If Rodriquez and Chaney are unsuccessful in their attempt to purchase majority ownership in Infinite Esports & Entertainment then it’s expected that they would attempt to acquire a spot in Activision Blizzard‘s upcoming franchised Call of Duty league, according to sources.Esports Insider says: It appears that this situation is going the way that it was expected to earlier in the week, though it’s not quite over just yet. It’s hard to predict what Immortals Gaming Club would do with the OpTic Gaming brand should the deal go in its favour but it’s even harder to see an outcome where the organisations remains fully intact.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more