News / X-Press Pearl ‘chemical’ fire continues to flare up, but ‘crew are all safe’

first_imgPhoto: Sri Lanka Ports Authority The fire on a feeder vessel anchored outside the Sri Lankan transhipment hub of Colombo continued over the weekend, despite initially being brought under control.The 2,700 teu X-Press Pearl, owned and operated by X-Press Feeders and deployed on its Singapore-Middle East SMX service, reported the fire on 19 May while it was waiting for a berth at the port.Firefighting tugs launched by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) and Sri Lanka Navy helped bring the blaze under control, but it continued to flare up and the SLPA said the fire was “believed to have been caused by a reaction to chemicals in the containers”.There is particular concern about a shipment of some 25 tonnes of nitric acid loaded at its previous call, at the Indian port of Hazira.According to local reports, Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment Protection Agency said early investigations showed that fire continued to burn under a container floor in the vessel.The SLPA said a team of salvors from Dutch firm Smit had arrived on a specially chartered flight yesterday and had boarded the vessel to begin inspections.This morning, X-Press Feeders released an update: “Fire/smoke still remain on board the vessel but is currently under control. More firefighting tugs have been deployed and they will continue to fight the fire. All the crew are safe.“The salvage team, with fire experts and firefighters, are on board the vessel and are carrying out the risk assessment. They have already taken steps to stop the spreading of fire into other areas.“We have been advised that special firefighting equipment will arrive tomorrow. We therefore remain hopeful that the fire will be put out by the salvage team as soon as possible,” it added.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organisation has begun collecting air samples in the vessel’s vicinity to determine if it has led to a significant increase in air pollution levels. By Gavin van Marle 24/05/2021last_img read more

Cipla launches rapid antigen detection test for COVID-19 diagnosis

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment CiplaCIPtestCOVID 19 diagnosisnasopharyngeal swab testPremier Medical Corporatiorapid antigen test COVID-19 Updates Lab Diagnostics News CIPtest is a rapid point-of-care nasopharyngeal swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating results within 15-20 minutes, without the need of any additional instrumentc announced its partnership with the Premier Medical Corporation for commercialisation of the rapid antigen test kits for COVID-19 in India. The company will commence supply from this week.This is Cipla’s second launch in the diagnostics space after Elifast: SARS CoV-2 IgG ELISA Test Kit. In this collaboration, Cipla will be responsible for the marketing and distribution of the Rapid Antigen Detection Test for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen that will be manufactured by Premier Medical Corporation.The test is a rapid point-of-care nasopharyngeal swab test that directly detects the presence or absence of coronavirus antigen in the patient’s body, generating results within 15-20 minutes. Only authorised labs are permitted by ICMR to conduct the rapid antigen testing. The test will be marketed under the brand name ‘CIPtest’.CIPtest is a reliable high-performing kit that has been validated and approved by ICMR. It is found to have specificity and sensitivity of 98.09 per cent and upto 75 per cent respectively. The test is not only rapid with a quick turn-around time, but also enables easy interpretation of results without the need of any additional instrument. Cipla’s expansive distribution network will help in ensuring supply of kits across the country. Related Posts Share By EH News Bureau on December 16, 2020 Read Article Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Cipla launches rapid antigen detection test for COVID-19 diagnosis last_img read more

Trump cruises through Santa Monica en route to fundraiser

first_img Finndian says: 3 Comments HomeBest Of Santa MonicaTrump cruises through Santa Monica en route to fundraiser Apr. 06, 2019 at 5:30 amBest Of Santa MonicaFeaturedGovernmentLifePoliticsTrump cruises through Santa Monica en route to fundraiserAngel Carreras2 years agodonald trumpfundraiserMAGAmake america great againMuellerOcean AvenuePresidentSanta Monica President Donald Trump swung through Santa Monica Friday evening.The president was on his way to a 2020 reelection campaign fundraiser in Beverly Hills. His arrival brought a motorcade which brought traffic jams momentarily throughout Santa Monica. His presence also brought about supporters and protestors. Trump was met with many protestors during his last visit to Santa Monica. Last year’s protestors brought signs, strapped signs to pets and chanted at the president. This year was a stark contrast in protestors as there were maybe 10-15 in the second floor of a building across from Ocean Park Boulevard with a handful of MAGA hat donning supporters in a floor directly beneath them. “It gets uncomfortable here in Santa Monica, being conservative,” Karen, who asked to have her last name withheld said. “This is the first time since he’s been elected that I can wear this hat.” A Trump supporter named Evan, who also asked to have his last name withheld, chimed in. “This shows everyone that Trump supporters are everywhere. Places you wouldn’t expect them.” The second floor Trump protestors jeered and booed Trump as he drove by, chanting, “Lock him up” while donning their protest signs which had statements such as “Not my president” and “Release the Mueller Report”.  [email protected] :donald trumpfundraiserMAGAmake america great againMuellerOcean AvenuePresidentSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 3 comments April 7, 2019 at 9:47 AM Dr. Fever says: Well there you have it red hats made in china on the heads of trump supporters on the edge…#sad April 6, 2019 at 9:56 AM April 6, 2019 at 6:38 PM Horatio Hornblower says: Comments are closed. Pretty bad when won’t give your real name, you wear a hat, sunglasses and a wig to cheer the president because you know what he really stands for… at least there is a bit of shame. Journalistic excellence – or normally expected rigor – requires providing screen time that reflects the proportion of supporters to protestors – which, in this case, numbered 20-25, including the group with the ‘IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP” and ‘RELEASE THE REPORT” signs stationed near the airport exit – not including the group that draped anti-Trump banners there when he returned to the airport. Instead, SMDP bent over backwards to highlight unduly a vast minority contingent – in deep-blue California.This is what fake news looks like, no matter which side it appears to favor. 3rd federal judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 censusFrom the Editors of E – The Environmental MagazineYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews14 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoFeaturedNewsFeud deepens between Villanueva and Los Angeles officials over handling of Venice homelessClara Harter1 day agoColumnsFeaturedNewsOpinionWhat’s the Point?whats the pointGAY PRIDE MONTH IS HERE FOR ALL OF USDavid Pisarra2 days agolast_img read more

Briefly Noted: Overland Park candidate forum video; Broadmoor construction in phase I in Mission; Lenexa collecting bandage donations

first_imgCandidates running for Overland Park city council participated in the Shawnee Mission Post’s forum at the Central Resource Library Thursday.Overland Park council candidates talk tax incentives, listening to residents, crime prevention. Overland Park residents packed the room for our forum for the city council candidates at the Johnson County Central Resource Library on Thursday. If you missed the event, you can check out video here. Topics included: preparing for the possible loss of revenue to “dark store theory”; the use of tax incentives; organized citizen groups opposing projects; and addressing crime in northern Overland Park.Broadmoor construction in Mission resuming soon after relocating telecommunication lines. During the contractor’s initial work last week on the Broadmoor reconstruction project, some telecommunication lines were discovered that were in conflict with the new stormwater infrastructure being constructed. The telecommunications lines have been relocated to avoid conflict, and construction was expected to resume this week. The work will include installation of new stormwater infrastructure and then removals of old pavement and sidewalk. The first phase of work involves the eastern two lanes of Broadmoor Street. Traffic will be one-way and southbound during this phase. Businesses along Broadmoor will remain open during construction.Lenexa’s We Care Committee hosting bandage drive during July. The city of Lenexa’s We Care Committee is hosting a bandage drive through the end of July for Noah’s Bandage Project, a local organization that raises funds for pediatric cancer research and provides colorful bandages for young patients during their treatments. To participate, donors can pick up a box of cool, colorful bandages and drop them off at any of these locations:Ad Astra Pool front desk, 8265 Maurer RoadIndian Trails Aquatic Center front desk, 8801 Greenway LaneFlat Rock Creek Pool front desk, 13120 W. 103rd St.Rec Center lobby, 17201 W. 87th St. ParkwayCity Hall lobby, 17101 W. 87th St. ParkwayPolice Department lobby, 12500 W. 87th St. ParkwaySenior Center, 13425 Walnut St.Fire Station #1, 9620 Pflumm RoadShawnee municipal court collecting school supplies for fines. During this year’s back to school season, the city of Shawnee’s municipal court is offering the opportunity for people with fines or warrant fees to pay a portion of what they owe in school supplies. For two weeks only, anyone with a ticket that is not a DUI may pay a portion of their fines and/or warrant fees with school supplies, and a portion of their fines and/or warrant fees will be credited. For more information on how to participate, visit the city of Shawnee’s website.last_img read more

Gophers women’s basketball fall out in Big Ten quarterfinal

first_imgGophers women’s basketball fall out in Big Ten quarterfinalMinnesota defeated Penn State first, but lost to Maryland 92-80 on Saturday.Chris Dang, Daily File PhotoFreshman Guard Gadiva Hubbard drives the ball up the court on Saturday Feb. 11, 2017 at Williams Arena. Dominic DavisMarch 6, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMaryland dashed Minnesota’s hopes of continuing on in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and beat the Gophers 92-80 on Friday.Gadiva Hubbard put in a 28-point performance for a career high. She led Minnesota’s bench to 41 points.Hubbard continues to prove she can score with the best. She matched the points Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored.“My teammates and my coaches were telling me to shoot,” Hubbard told reporters. “I know the last game I had an off-shooting game, so I tried to keep shooting and attacking.”The freshman guard has played well in big games before starting her career at Minnesota.Head coach Marlene Stollings is pleased with how Hubbard stepped up in an important game at the college level.“She’s used to big moments, but I’m really proud of how she handled this because it’s even a much bigger moment on this stage,” Stollings told reporters.Minnesota (15-16, 5-11 Big Ten) advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Penn State 70-64 on Thursday, resulting in a rematch against Maryland. The No. 4 Terrapins handled the Gophers 93-60 in the last game of the regular season, in which Minnesota struggled to score. This game played out much different.“I thought we just came out with a lot more heart and intensity,” Carlie Wagner told reporters. “We kept playing with them and kept coming at them and stayed aggressive.” Wagner was the third-highest scorer in the game with 21 points.Consistent scoring helped Minnesota keep up with Maryland in this meeting, but the Terrapins’ high-powered offense was still too much for the Gophers. Maryland shot over 50 percent from the field, and leading their efficient scoring was Walker-Kimbrough. The Maryland guard shot 11-15, including six threes.“They have a number of people who can score from anywhere on the floor,” Stollings said. “You take away something, there’s another person there.”Minnesota was fighting an uphill battle for much of the game after Maryland (29-2, 15-1 Big Ten) scored 27 points in the first quarter.The Gophers outscored the Terrapins in the fourth quarter, but the gap was too large to make a comeback.Ball movement by Maryland increased the threat its offense posed. Wagner thought their ball movement gave the Gophers extra trouble.Minnesota and Maryland were close in multiple categories. Maryland’s 3-point shooting gave them an edge, which was created from its ball movement.Stollings said they wanted to play deeper into March, but there are positive takeaways from this tournament and the season.She said the freshmen on this team are going to do big things in their time with Minnesota.“They’ll remember this, and it’ll sting a little bit,” Stollings said. “They have aspirations to really put our program back on the map on a national level.”last_img read more

Quite a spread

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Azkals draws S’pore in AFF Cup opener

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Azkals draws S’pore in AFF Cup opener ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Philippine Azkals settled for a scoreless draw with Singapore Lions at the start of the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup on Saturday night at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Breaks were on the side of the Azkals as the Lions went down to 10 menwith a straight red card on Hafiz Abu Sujad late in the opening half, but the team failed to capitalize, ending the match without a point.“The first game is always difficult,” said Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley. “I don’t like it (scoreless draw), but it is part of the game. If we want to win the game, we have to score goals.”The Lions went aggressive early in the match with two quick attempts but it was all foiled by Azkals’ Ronald Muller. The Azkals also had their chances on free kicks but failed to deliver.The Azkals got their break late in the first half with the expulsion of Hafiz following a kick to the face of Phil Younghusband, but the home squad failed to take advantage as Stephan Schrock missed his second free kick try.The Azkals had a great opportunity to break into the scoring column early in the second half but an attempt by Hikaru Minegishi was foiled. Another close shot from Minegishi went wide over the bar.In the last 10 minutes of the match, Minegishi got another attempt for a goal but he misfired. The Filipino-Japanese tried again in the waning moments of the game but failed to deliver on a perfect pass by Mark Hartmann.The Azkals will be on a must-win situation when it faces the Indonesian team on Tuesday evening as only the top two teams from each group will advance to the next round. The national team’s third opponent is the powerhouse Thailand War Elephants on Friday.In the other match, the White Elephants banked on the hat-trick of Teerasil Dangda to score a 4-2 victory over Indonesia. The Thai team is currently on top of the standings with three points while the Azkals and the Lions are tied at second with one point each./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

KCFA rules that former Nihon University coaches ordered illegal tackle, bans them for life

first_img RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS Nihon University coaches ordered one of its players to make an illegal tackle during an exhibition game against Kwansei Gakuin University on May 6 in Tokyo, according to the Kanto Collegiate Football Association.The KCFA announced its ruling on the matter during a Tuesday news conference. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img Keiji Morimoto, chairman of the Kanto Collegiate Football Association’s discipline committee (left), speaks at a news conference on Tuesday night in Tokyo. | KYODO Nihon University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Masato Uchida, Taisuke Miyagawa, Tsutomu Inoue, Kanto Collegiate Football Association, Kosei Okuno, Keiji Morimoto Former Nihon University Phoenix head coach Masato Uchida and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue, who allegedly played a major role in causing the illegal tackle delivered to Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback Kosei Okuno by Nihon defensive end Taisuke Miyagawa on May 6, will be banned for life from college football in the Kanto region, the KCFA also announced at the news conference in Tokyo.“We gave the harshest punishment to the coaches because we decided they forced the player to make the illegal tackle,” said Keiji Morimoto, the chairman of the discipline committee. “We had the hearings from about 20 people, including players and coaches from both schools, officials and witnesses of the game. We also obtained videos and voices to investigate.”The KCFA also suspended Miyagawa and the Phoenix for the 2018 season.It is not necessarily the end of the season for Miyagawa and the Phoenix, however. For Miyagawa, the suspension could end after he hands in a letter of apology to the KCFA and has another meeting with the discipline committee to confirm that he never makes dangerous plays again. It is up to the KCFA to decided if these conditions have been met.The Phoenix also could be reinstated before the season starts in August if they adhere to conditions required by the KCFA. The Phoenix are ordered to report how a series of fouls occurred in the May 6 game and how the Phoenix will prevent that from happening again. The Phoenix’s report must be verified by a verification committee, which the KCFA will set up.If the KCFA confirms that the Phoenix have met the conditions set forth by at the KCFA board member meeting, then they will qualify to play in the Top 8 this season.Also, Taku Mori, Nihon University’s top assistant coach, was disqualified from his position, it was announced.Miyagawa said he was ordered to hurt Okuno on the first play of the game during a May 22 news conference, but Uchida and Inoue denied that had happened the next day.The KCFA listened to the report of the discipline committee, which held hearings for the players and coaches involved.Also on Tuesday, Nihon University players announced their statement, citing an apology to Okuno and his family and vowing to change the team’s culture and earn the public’s trust again.It was expected the statement would unveil the testimony that Uchida and Inoue ordered the play, but the players failed to say that clearly, only mentioning “we relied on coaches and believed what they told us without any doubt.” last_img read more

Fantastic Furlongs pass the test on Ireland’s Fittest Family

first_imgA Donegal family have entered the battle for the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family in the action-packed RTE reality series.The Furlongs from Greencastle Inishowen had great success in the first episode of the new series which aired on Sunday. The fun-loving family are well-used to racing together and they made it over the line to join coach Donncha O’Callaghan’s team.Mum Kate, dad Alan and daughters Leonie and Orlaith impressed in the nail-biting Vertigo test, with Kate overcoming her fear of heights to scale a plank 33ft over Dublin. The four Team Furlong members are: Dad Alan (56) who enjoys running and is a retired hurling player; mum Kate, (56) who runs and practices Reiki; daughter Leonie (26) works as a Chartered Accountant in Galway and is a keen runner and footballer; Orlaith (25) is in her final year of her PhD studying to be a nutritionist. She’s a gym junkie and loves water sports.The new series of Ireland’s Fittest Family became even more ambitious this year as 20 families from across Ireland took on the first set of challenges.Team RooneyThe Rooneys from Ballyshannon also battled it out in the opening episode.Their all-rounder team was made up of ultra-cyclist mum Eleanor (53), county footballer and hurler Oisin (20), lifeguard, triathlete and Gaelic footballer Maebh (19) and county Minor Footballer and Hurler Senan (16). However, despite their mighty effort, the Rooney family didn’t make it to the coaches’ selection. Fans of the qualifying Furlongs will have to wait two weeks to catch the clan on their screens in episode three on Sunday 11th November.The team will be battling under Coach Donncha’s mentorship for a place in the quarterfinals.Back in 2016, the Ryan Family from Kilmacrennan enjoyed notable success in Ireland’s Fittest Family, coming third in the final.Fantastic Furlongs pass the test on Ireland’s Fittest Family was last modified: October 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:furlongsIreland’s Fittest FamilyrooneysRTEteam furlonglast_img read more

The Jaleo Experience is a Great Value, and Delicious Food

first_imgShare This!I recently tried the Jaleo Experience at Jaleo at Disney Springs and found it to be both delicious and a fantastic value for the amount and quality of food presented.My husband, Jeff, and I arrived at the restaurant overwhelmed and dehydrated after a flight from New York and a slog through the Orlando heat. (Narrator voice: They were cranky.) I immediately ordered an attitude adjustment cocktail: the “Cropping Rope,” created with Crop cucumber vodka, Lillet Blanc, green chartreuse, and lime ($14). Jeff stuck with Diet Coke and then water.Cropping Rope cocktailSlightly refreshed, but still a bit addled from travel, we scanned the dozens of menu items which all looked fantastic, but daunting to weed through, until I saw the “Chefs Tasting Menu.” To me, tasting menu means “someone else decides so you don’t have to,” which is always a good thing when you’re exhausted.We weren’t sure we were in a $110 per person mood (that takes stamina), so we skipped past the Jose’s Way, but asked our server about the $70 per person Jaleo Experience. She described it as, “Twelve of the most popular items on the menu – the ones that guests always rave about – with a balance of light and more substantial dishes.” Sold!Here’s what we got …Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.“Pan de Cristal con Tomate” – crispy bread brushed with fresh tomato.“Gazpacho Estilo Algeciras” – chilled Spanish soup with tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers“Manzanas con Hinojo y Queso Manchego” – Sliced apple and fennel salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts, and sherry dressing“Endivias con Queso de Cabra y Naranjas” – Endives, goat cheese, oranges, and almonds.“Pulpo a la Gallega” – boiled octopus with peewee potatoes, pimenton, and extra virgin olive oil“Espinacas a la Catalana” – Sauteed spinach, pine nuts, raisins, and apples“Croquetas de Pollo” – traditional chicken fritters“Butifarra Casera con Mongetes” – Grilled pork sausage with sauteed white beans and aioli“Gambas al Ajillo” – shrimp sauteed with garlic“Patatas Bravas” – fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and aioliCrusty bread to accompany the shrimp“Pan con Chocolate” – chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil, and brioche ice cream“Flan al Estilo Tradicional de Mama Marisa con Espuma de Crema Catalana” – Flan with Catalan cream and orangesSo, we received 13 dishes instead of the promised twelve, plus the bread. If I’m doing the math right, these dishes would have cost over $160 if ordered on the menu individually, while ordered as the tasting menu it cost $140.But more importantly, the food was outstanding. Overall one of the tastiest meals I’ve had a Disney world in years. And even with the substantial quantity of food, I didn’t leave feeling bloated or sluggish from the meal, as has happened to me with the also incredible, but much heavier multi-course menu at Victoria & Albert’s. Since much of the meal was light, but flavorful veggies and seafood, we were not weighed down at the end.Highlights for me were the tomato bread which had a delightful crunch, concentrated fresh tomato flavor, and just the right amount of salty bite, and the endive salad, which tasted like summer in Spain. The only dish that didn’t sing to me was the octopus, but I don’t love octopus in general, so that’s not surprising.Jeff’s favorites were the lovely shrimp, the ham and cheese, and the octopus. (See, what do I know.)I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by dessert, but both of the end-of-meal sweets were truly spectacular. And the flan – oh that flan – is now in my top five WDW desserts of all time. So simple, but the cream and citrus work together perfectly. It’s like the Beyonce of Creamsicles. Sigh.Our meal, two Jaleo Experiences, a cocktail, and a diet Coke cost $168.27, plus tip. This is gourmet food in a casual atmosphere – well worth the price.Have you dined at Jaleo? What did you think? Would you order this tasting menu? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more