Largest JapanBuilt Boxship Named MOL Truth

first_imgThe container shipping market will soon receive new capacity as the first Japanese-built 20,170 TEU, named MOL Truth, is set to join the fleet.The 400-meter-long ultra large container vessel (ULCV) was christened on October 25 at Imabari Shipbuilding’s Saijo yard in Japan. It is the first of two vessel giants ordered by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) in early 2015.The duo was ordered as part of a deal for six 20,000 TEU containerships, with two of them assigned to Imabari and the remaining four to South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).Delivered on October 31, MOL Truth is the fifth in a series of six 20,000+ TEU vessels. It will be deployed in THE Alliance’s Asia- Northern Europe service.The sixth and final vessel in the series is under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding’s Marugame Shipyard and is slated for delivery in January 2018.MOL earlier informed that the Imabari-built boxship would be chartered out to Japan-based liner company Shoei Kisen Kaisha.According to the Panama Maritime Authority’s Minister for Maritime Affairs, Jorge Barakat Pitty, MOL Truth is the first Japanese 20,000 TEU containership to carry the Panamanian flag.The eco-friendly ULCV has an array of energy-saving equipment, including a special rudder, to enhance propulsion performance and reduce CO2 emissions.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: Panama Maritime Authoritylast_img read more

Forest cover grew by 15000 sq kms during Modi govt

first_imgPune: India’s forest cover has grown by over 15,000 sq kms in the five years of the Modi government, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday.He was speaking on the sidelines an event here. When asked about Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala’s statement in which he said that the government has given permission to cut over one crore trees for development projects, Javadekar said that the Congress leader is picking up selectively on the number of trees felled for the development projects. “But he forgets that in the main answer (given in the Parliament) it is clearly mentioned that within two years, 8,000 sq kms of forest cover has increased and in the five years of the Modi government, more than 15,000 sq kms of forest cover is increased,” the minister said.last_img read more

700 Tablets For Schools In Kingston And Port Royal

first_img Related Items:kingston, port royal, tablets Power Of Prayer Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 1 (JIS): Hundreds of students attending primary schools in East Kingston and Port Royal are to receive tablet computers in the new school year.The gadgets are being provided under a $23.8 million back-to-school education programme being implemented in the constituency by Member of Parliament and Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell.The money was raised through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and with the support of sponsors, Minister Paulwell informed, during a back-to school presentation ceremony recently, at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) offices in New Kingston.A total of 700 tablets will be provided, with Windward Road Primary receiving 225; Rollington Town Primary, 180; Elletson Primary and Infant, Norman Gardens Primary and Junior High, and Holy Rosary Primary, 80 each; and Port Royal Primary,27 tablets.In addition, presentations will be made to the principals and the top boy and girl in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), from each of the beneficiary institutions.Minister Paulwell informed that institutions to receive devices are not among those that are currently benefitting under the Government’s Tablets in Schools pilot programme.Once they are placed on the programme, he said, some of the devices will be redistributed and reallocated to Camperdown High 80; Vauxhall High, 80; and Dunoon High, 80. He noted that the $1.4 billion tablet in school project has been reaping tremendous benefits thus far, including improved learning as it relates to reading. “That has given us tremendous encouragement in pointing us to the way forward,” he said.Minister Paulwell also informed that free WIFI services will be offered at schools in the constituency to ensure that students and community members remain connected to the internet. “It is an aim of mine to ensure that every single person in East Kingston can have access to internet service and they are not hindered by the cost of so doing,” he said.In addition to the tablet computers, the back-to-school assistance by the Minister include the distribution of hundreds of book vouchers; and scholarship and tuition support. Jis Receives Budgetary Allocation To Relocate Tv Department Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Cultural Extravagance To Mark Jamaica Day Recommended for youlast_img read more

Analyzing the economic impact of KAABOO

first_img Carlos Amezcua Analyzing the economic impact of KAABOO Carlos Amezcua, September 12, 2018 Posted: September 12, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – It’s one of the biggest music festivals on the West Coast, and it’s held right here in San Diego.KAABOO returns to Del Mar this weekend, bringing not only entertainment, but big bucks to the local economy.KOGO radio host and KUSI contributor Sully Sullivan explained how beneficial this music festival is on Good Morning San Diego. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: KAABOO FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Bangladeshi man charged with plot to kill British PM

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May. File PhotoA 20-year-old man appeared in court on Wednesday charged with plotting to assassinate British prime minister Theresa May in a bomb and knife attack.Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman is accused of planning an explosion outside May’s Downing Street office then trying to enter the building with a suicide vest and a knife in a bid to kill her.State prosecutor Mark Carroll said Rahman planned to detonate an improvised explosive device at the Downing Street gates, then, in the ensuing chaos, try to enter the building “with a view to trying to kill the prime minister”.He planned to use a suicide vest, pepper spray and a knife, Carroll told Westminster Magistrates Court in London.Rahman had carried out hostile reconnaissance of the area as part of his preparation, it is alleged.Rahman is charged with preparing terrorist acts and also with assisting another man, Mohammad Aqib Imran, to prepare separate terror acts.He appeared in court alongside Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State jihadist terror group by trying to obtain a fake passport with a view to travelling to Libya.Rahman had two inert improvised explosive devices on his person when he was detained, prosecutors said, while Imran had a copy of a video that had been recorded by Rahman.The men were arrested separately on 28 November.Rahman spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth. He said he was of no fixed abode and said his nationality was “Bangladeshi British. I’m Bangladeshi.”Imran said he was “Pakistani British”.They both appeared wearing grey tracksuits.Prince George allegedly targetedLawyers for the pair gave no indication of their plea on their first court appearance so not guilty pleas were formally registered.The hearing lasted under 10 minutes.Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded Rahman and Imran in custody to appear for a short hearing at England’s Old Bailey central criminal court on 20 December.Meanwhile, in an earlier separate case in the same courtroom, Husnain Rashid, 31, faced charges of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address.He allegedly made the social media post about the four-year-old royal along with other messages which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.Prosecutors also alleged that he planned to join Islamic State in Syria.Arbuthnot also remanded Rashid in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 20 December.The court appearances came a day after Home Secretary Amber Rudd told parliament that 22 Islamist terror plots had been thwarted since the killing of a British soldier on a London street by two Islamist extremists in 2013.last_img read more

Budget Strategies for Maximizing Big Data

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Big data doesn’t necessarily come with a big pricetag. Luckily, expert Scott Martineau, cofounder of Infusionsoft — an Arizona-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider offering CRM — can offer his tips for using big data on a small budget.Got an operational problem?Big Data will solve it! Marketing ills? Ask Big Data! Those two words have become a catchall — but data-crunching services tend to chase after enterprise-level businesses, making them out of reach for most small businesses. (Google Analytics Premium, for example, starts at $150,000 a year.) Don’t worry: Martineau says that with a strategic approach to Big Data, anyone can afford it. So, where do I start?Identify your single biggest opportunity for improvement. Then within that category, focus on tracking and improving one key metric — something where experimenting with a little time and money can move the needle. The three I recommend: How much traffic and leads did I generate this month? What percentage of leads converted into customers? What percentage of my customers are not satisfied enough to refer me to others? Pick one and follow it for a couple of weeks to a quarter.OK, but how will I follow it?A few vendors will automatically gather this information and tell you what is working and what isn’t. These include Wicked Reports ($99/month), ClicData ($75/month) and Graphly ($49/month). Another one, SumAll ($99/month), connects to your social media accounts and provides insights.That’s still expensive. What about a free option? The free version of Google Analytics offers a wealth of reports that can help you evaluate what’s happening on your website. It won’t provide you with the granular, minute-by-minute insights and support these other services do, but it’s a good place to start. Will Big Data ever be widely accessible?In the not-too-distant future, small businesses will leverage Big Data without even knowing it. Accounting software, CRM and marketing automation software will automatically serve predictive analytics, insights and more. These solutions will help you know which questions to ask and give you the answers you seek without having to concern yourself with complex technicalities.   This story appears in the June 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » June 7, 2016last_img read more