zoom The NYSE-listed dry bulk shipping company Diana Shipping Inc. has, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a time charter contract with China Shipping Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, for one of its Panamax dry bulk vessels, the m/v Calipso.The gross charter rate is USD 6,000 per day for a period of minimum ten months to maximum fourteen months. The charter is expected to commence tomorrow.The Calipso is a 73,691 dwt Panamax dry bulk vessel built in 2005.This employment is anticipated to generate approximately USD 1.8 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.The Calipso’s previous employment was a two-year stint with Cargill International, with a gross charter rate of USD 8,100 per day.The company also announced that, in connection with its previously announced USD 55 million public offering of 8.500% senior unsecured notes due 2020, it has sold to the underwriters an additional USD 8.25 million in aggregate principal amount of the notes on the same terms and conditions, pursuant to the exercise of their over-allotment option.As previously announced, Diana plans to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, which may include the acquisition of additional new or secondhand vessels or the construction of newbuildings.
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Mumbai: With the deepening crisis in auto sector, which has seen the worst volume plunge in two decades in July, independent HR industry feels the maximum impact will be on temporary workers followed by service roles in sales & marketing along with R&D as OEMs are forced to cut production. While media reports say the sector has already culled 3.5 lakh jobs since April, the national OEM body Siam Tuesday said at their level itself more than 15,000 jobs were laid off this fiscal, and thousands lost their livelihood at the dealerships side where hundreds of them have been shuttered. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe Automotive Component Manufacturers Association had last month warned that of 1 million potential job losses and called upon the government to do something urgent to arrest the deepening slowdown. The sector employs over 35 million, directly and indirectly and accounts for nearly half of the country’s manufacturing output. The auto sector has been on a downhill since the past 18 months or so after the government flip-flop on ICE engines and the push for electric mobility without any policy or financial support. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSlowdown in the auto sector is a global phenomenon and India is no exception and companies are leveraging the flexibility available at their hands like cutting down/shuttering plants temporarily to minimise their cost, CIEL HR Services chief executive Aditya Narayan Mishra said. A sustained slowdown will push companies to optimise cost further by laying off high cost resources who are not critical for the day-to-day operations, he opines. “The major impact will be on the manufacturing side, especially on the temporary workforce as companies cut down production. The other segment that will hit the most will be in the mid- to senior level jobs involved in the strategic positions like R&D or product development,” he says. Laying off permanent employees is one of the last resorts companies adopt to adjust their cost, however, there will be cascading effect on bonus, increment among others if the slowdown deepens further, he adds. According to Munira Loliwala, a business head at TeamLease Services, service roles in sales & marketing are facing the heat at the moment as they are less tolerant. “We expect the slowdown to be arrested in the next few months. However, some roles which may see a drop are sales and R&D roles. Some other segments which are likely to see the impact are dealers, distributors and channel partners. Falling sales is affecting the components industry,” she added. Michael Page India regional director Mohit Bharti blames the disruptions taking place in the sector, leaving customers uncertain. “If this trend continues for a couple of more quarters, we anticipate layoffs to start in the auto components and ancillary organizations as well. There are a lot of disruptions happening in the market right now hence at least for FY20, the situation does not look very positive, of course unless government steps in,” he says. A cut in GST, reducing registration fee for old and new vehicles among others will help the sector, he says and adding some uncertainties are likely to go away in 2020 and demand is expected to pick up from there.
MONTREAL – A man who lost the use of his legs in last year’s Quebec City mosque shooting is thanking Canadians for the support they’ve shown him in recent months.Aymen Derbali received the $400,000 that was raised to buy him a wheelchair-accessible home in a ceremony at the mosque on Saturday.Derbali was paralyzed from the waist down when a shooter opened fire in the mosque on Jan. 29, 2017, killing six.The Muslim-Canadian non-profit DawaNet says it received donations from more than 4,800 donors in 40 countries after it launched an online fundraiser for Derbali in December.Derbali is currently living in a rehabilitation centre but has said he hopes to move out by this summer.In a statement, he says the thought of playing with his three children in his new house gives him the strength to heal.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned several times over the past year of the potential evolution of the virus into a human pandemic which, in the worst scenario, could have a devastatingly deadly result.Increases in poultry marketing, transportation, and consumption with the approach of the Lunar New Year create conditions favouring the virus’s spread.WHO said it had received reports of laboratory tests from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, indicating that the children, who died on 30 December and 4 January, were infected with the H5 virus subtype, which last year infected 45 people in Asia, 32 of them fatally, and resulted in the deaths or culling of more than 100 million birds.The agency first issued a new call for heightened control measures in Viet Nam at the end of last month when another human case was reported. That person remains hospitalized in critical condition.
According to his spokesperson, Mr. Ban held meetings with Mr. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. They exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine as well as the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in statement.The Secretary-General stressed the need for a political rather than military solution for the on-going situation in Ukraine and emphasized that the crisis has an impact far beyond the region.Mr. Ban also thanked the European Union (EU) for its help in containing the spread of the Ebola virus and its support for the most affected countries. He specifically expressed his gratitude for the European Unions backing of medical evacuation of first responders. During the meeting, they also discussed climate change and the EU recent and welcome decision to further limit greenhouse emissions. The Secretary-General underscored the leadership of the EU on this issue and encouraged the EU to generously support the Green Climate Fund.Also today, the Secretary-General met today with Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of Turkey, to discuss the priorities for Turkeys upcoming chairmanship of the G20. The Secretary-General and the Prime Minister exchanged views on the situation in Syria, including international efforts to combat the threat posed by ISIL and Turkeys humanitarian assistance to the refugees in the region. They also discussed the ongoing diplomatic efforts of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, to create momentum for a local freeze in Aleppo.Additionally, the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister also discussed the status of the negotiations to achieve a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, as well as Turkeys role in supporting the process.
Dolana Mogadime is connected to South Africa.It’s a land where her grandfather left his mark through newspaper editorials. She is now leaving her mark there as an honourary professor at the University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa, an appointment she accepted in September.Mogadime, Associate Professor in Brock University’s Faculty of Education and Editor of the Brock Education Journal, recently returned from an academic visit to Bloemfontein, South Africa.“The visit represented an opportunity to lecture to teachers and postgraduate students for the first time within that role at UFS,” said Mogadime. “It was a very moving experience.”During her trip, Mogadime was invited by the Dean of Education at UFS, Sechaba Mahlomaholo, to the 2015 annual Sustainable Learning Environment conference where she delivered a keynote address to teachers, postgraduate researchers and faculty. He said her knowledge and experience made her the best choice of keynote speaker.Mogadime said her presentation was rooted deeper than just an academic perspective.In her keynote, she recognized founding leaders of the African National (ANC) Party such as Henry Selby Msimang – Mogadime’s maternal grandfather – who left his mark through newspaper editorials and writing on the issues of importance to the African people in South Africa.“When I did graduate studies I undertook a historical investigation into my family history and through the stories my mother told me as she shared her life history, I came to know the important role that Ubabamkhulu (Grandfather) played from a historical perspective in the making of the nation,” said Mogadime of the personal connection to her talk. “Just three years ago, in 2012, they celebrated 100 years since the founding of the ANC.”As Mogadime’s travels continued, her itinerary took her on the road to the UFS campus in Qwagwa. It was during this trip that she saw the remnants of apartheid that still exist.“I saw the beauty of South Africa and the grave despair,” she says. “The work that colleagues are doing is a form of social action and outreach into communities. It represents despair meeting hope because these colleagues are working from a social reconstruction philosophy of education orientation that insists that education be a ‘means of liberation.’”In addition to her keynote address, Mogadime co-presented with Mahlomaholo at the annual national conference the South African Education Research Association, moderated an educational journal panel and aided in the facilitation of discussions on collaborations with Faculty of Education members.One of the highlights of the academic visit was to meet the editors of South African journals – which included panel members from eight South African accredited education journals, Mogadime said, adding she moderated the panel at the SAERA Annual Conference, alongside Dr. Juliet Ramohai (UFS).“Editors play an important role in overseeing the high quality and standards of their journals,” she said. “Becoming a published author in South Africa’s accredited education journals is both highly sought after and prestigious.”
http://jrnl.ie/3356644 NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news. Poet Lewis Kenny writes poems on demand for passers-by in Temple Bar today, as Lewis helped launch this years Poetry Day Ireland. Poetry Day Ireland will be taking place this Thursday 27 April with over 100 events all around the country, many of them free. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandIRELANDThe jury was selected in the trial of Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and six other men on charges of falsely imprisoning Joan Burton in Tallaght in 2014.TDs and ministers responded to the findings of the Citizen’s Assembly, which called for a change to Ireland’s abortion laws.A teenager stood trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl after she fell asleep.President Michael D Higgins led the tributes for leading disability rights activist and journalist Donal Toolan, following his death.A man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the role he played in the killing of 17-year-old Daniel McAnaspie.Fire services managed to bring a wild gorse fire in Cork under control after battling the blaze through the night.An inquest heard of how a Kerry woman died after she received 61 stab wounds while her eight-year-old daughter was stabbed 11 times, RTÉ reports.A man who orally raped his partner’s seven-year-old son after sending the boy’s mother out on an errand was jailed for five years.A woman who stabbed her housemate and former partner to death was jailed for six years at the Central Criminal Court.The controversial Poolbeg incinerator took its first delivery of waste, and is due to fire up this week.The association representing rank-and-file gardaí said the breath test scandal is a management issue and blame should not fall on its members.WORLD NASA Astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer appear on a video screen as President Donald Trump hosts a video conference with then aboard the International Space Station in the Oval Office at the White House. Source: Pool/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images#FRANCE: French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen announced she was stepping down as her party’s leader, as she and Emmanuel Macron prepared to battle it out to become the next leader of France.#SYRIA: The US blacklisted Syrian chemists following a chemical weapons attack early this month allegedly orchestrated by the Syrian Army.#LONDON: An investigation was launched following the death of an 62-year-old Irishman in London.#NORTH KOREA: North Korea detained a US citizen as he attempted to leave the country, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.PARTING SHOTArtificial intelligence is now detecting cancer and robots are doing nursing tasks. This Wired video looks at how robots are increasingly being used in healthcare.Comments have been disabled as a number of stories mentioned are before the courts Short URL No Comments Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Jury selected in Jobstown trial, reaction to Citizen’s Assembly findings and Le Pen steps down as her party’s leader – It’s the Fix. 8,300 Views Get our daily news round up: Share32 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald Apr 24th 2017, 8:58 PM Monday 24 Apr 2017, 8:58 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Magazine sites have grown in the past few years by executingagainst the basics-unique online content updated multiple times per day, blogs,photo galleries, video, podcasts, user-generated content, etc. At this point, though, those features arejust the price of admission. The challenge for publishers now is to take a stepup out of the magazine site ghetto into competition with the real Internetplayers. A typically brief and unscientific survey shows reveals twoemerging trends and one time-tested winner among strategies for putting the M backinto CPM: Social Networking. FastCompany is making a notable attempt to supercharge its user profiles into a full-blown social networking site. Though not a consumer site, Variety is also trying its hand atbeing Facebook-ish.Blogification. Several sites are jettisoning old-fashionedmagazine navigation in favor of a stripped-down blog approach, a la Boing Boing or Gawker.The best example of this is the new PopSci.com-but I’ll be damned if I’mgoing to link to those guys-so I give you ReadyMademagazine. Recipes. Not as sexy as social networking or blogs, but aproven strategy built on the original user generated content play. Reader’s Digest’s AllRecipes.com gets 30 times the pageviews of rd.com. BHG.com isalso above 100 million page views. Epicurious and MarthaStewart.com are also in thetopmost tier of magazine sites.So there you have it.Social networks and blogs are sexy, but apparently not as sexy as a goodratatouille. Now if only I could think of somescience-related menus for Discover. Quote from a media reporter at lunch last week: “Everymagazine tells me great things about their Web strategy, then I go back tocheck their Nielsen traffic and they’re too small to be measured.”If you believe the trade magazine box scores, online traffic was a rare Q4bright spot for magazines last week in a month of mostly bad industry news(newsstandand advertising are down, paper prices keep going up.)The fact remains however that unless you have swimsuit models or LindsayLohan, your magazine site is still sitting below 100 million (and probably 10million) monthly page views level.
The Navy is on course to consume 50 percent of its shore facilities’ electricity needs from renewable sources by the end of the year, Secretary Ray Mabus said last week.“We’re going to be there on our shore bases by this year,” purchasing a gigawatt of renewable energy, which will be half of shore energy power used, Mabus said during a National Press Club luncheon, reported Seapower Magazine.Generating one-half of its installations’ power needs from renewable sources would put the Navy well ahead of the Pentagon’s objectives for installations to shift toward alternative energy. The department has set a goal for the services to produce or procure 25 percent of their electricity for facilities from renewable sources by 2025.If the Navy successfully reaches its goal of obtaining one gigawatt of alternative energy before next year, it would become the first service to reach that threshold. Last year, the Navy moved up its goal for generating 1 gigawatt of renewable energy to 2016; at the time, it established an interim goal of generating 500 megawatts of renewable energy by 2015.Three years ago the three services announced they each would strive to produce 1 gigawatt of renewable energy at their installations. The Air Force has said it plans to meet its goal by 2020. Last year the Army said it was on pace to meet its goal of deploying 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2025, with a possibility that it would beat its target. Mabus also said the Navy next year will deploy a carrier strike group powered by 50-50 blends of biofuels. With the exception of the group’s aircraft carrier, which will be nuclear powered, “every type of aircraft and every other type of ship will be [using] 50-50 blends of bio-fuels. … We’ve certified every single ship and every single aircraft” as compatible with the mixed fuels, he said.The Navy is relying on “drop-in” alternative fuels for the “Great Green fleet,” meaning the ships and aircraft do not have to be altered to use them. Also, the biofuel would not use edible crops and its price would be competitive with conventional fossil fuels, Mabus said. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Kyle Worl demonstrates the One Foot High Kick, and event in the Native Youth Olympics. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Every year, hundreds of students from around the state gather in Anchorage for the Native Youth Olympics. But Juneau hasn’t sent a team in more than 30 years.Listen nowRecently, athletes gathered in a gym on the University of Alaska Southeast campus to test their skills.For the Alaskan high kick, one of the main events in the Native Youth Olympics, athletes position themselves one by one beneath a small, furry ball hanging from a pole about five feet off the ground, squatting on one foot while holding the other with their hand.Each athlete pushes off suddenly, kicking one foot into the air above their head while still holding the other, in a kind of pretzel-handstand.Their foot meets the furry ball, leaving it swinging as they fall back to the ground.The statewide competition tests strength, agility and, in some cases, pain endurance.For the first time since 1983, Juneau is putting together a team.Kyle Worl is the coach and leader behind the effort.“The long term goal is to introduce NYO as a sport in the high school at the same level as any other sport where students can take part in this year after year,” Worl said. “And they can travel to state regionals, just like other events.”Worl has been visiting Juneau high schools and recruiting students since the fall.About a dozen of them practice twice a week at each school, mastering the events they hope to compete in at the state competition in April.The games began in 1972 and are open to all high school students. One boy and one girl from each team compete in each event.The games test skills that were key to survival for Alaska Natives.Many events reflect subsistence hunting practices, like the Eskimo Stick Pull, the favorite of Juneau-Douglas High School senior Derrick Roberts.Thunder Mountain High School senior Josh Sheakley attempts the Alaskan High Kick at a community event at UAS. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)The game involves two opponents seated across from each other trying to pull a stick from the other’s grip. Roberts is undefeated so far.“The event relates to pulling a seal up from the water after you harpooned it,” Roberts said. “I guess I’d be really good at helping people pull up seals.”Sportsmanship is central to the games, because working together was traditionally critical to survival.Worl said it’s part of what drew him to Native Youth Olympics.“The games in a sense are very individualistic, since you’re competing against yourself,” Worl said. “But they’re done in a community setting so you have all the other athletes around you and they’re there to help you and support you.”Worl didn’t get into Native sports until he was a senior in high school, but now he competes with other adults every year.The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics are every summer and the international Arctic Winter Games take place in March. He routinely medals and holds a world record for an event similar to the high kick.This winter, Worl will demonstrate several Native games at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.“I don’t think I would be as involved with my community if I didn’t get into Native games,” Worl said. “I don’t think I would be as concerned with my health and my fitness and that’s something that Native games has given me, is that motivation to stay in shape, to always challenge myself, to build my personal bests in each game.”Athletes compete in the Eskimo Stick Pull. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Kyle’s uncle Ricardo Worl was Juneau’s coach back in the 1980s. He said the games offer an alternative to typical high school sports. But, there’s more to it.“The other important reason to have Native Youth Olympics in the schools, even though it’s open to non-Natives, is for the Native kids and for that Native identity,” Ricardo Worl said. “It’s athletic, it’s positive, and it’s actually kind of cool.”Tryouts for the team are March 30-31.Ricardo Worl hopes to bring between 10 and 20 high school students to Anchorage, so he plans to step up recruitment after winter break.They’ll also look for ways to pay for the trip.The team will fund raise and search for local sponsors. The Sealaska Heritage Institute already is helping out.Watch a video showcasing the different events:
Avengers: Endgame and Baahubali 2Collage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookAvengers: Endgame is making an overwhelming collection at the Indian box office and it has shattered the record of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 on the day when its team celebrates the second anniversary of its release.Baahubali 2 was released in the cinema halls on April 28, 2017, and the team is celebrating the second anniversary of its release. The Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starrer has historical blockbuster success at the box office. The film has been the biggest opener and fast Rs 100 crore gross at the Indian box office, but it no more holds these records, Avengers: Endgame set new benchmark two years its release.Since it is the last film in the Avengers franchise, Avengers: Endgame had huge hype, curiosity and expectations from it, before its release. This craze helped the superhero film register massive advance booking. The movie opened to earth-shattering response and smashed the all previous collection records of the Indian movie on the first day.The Marvel Comics superhero was a success in meeting the expectations of the Indian audience on Friday and the word of mouth boost its collection on Saturday. Avengers: Endgame has collected Rs 104.50 crore net at the Indian box office in two days and its gross total stands at Rs 124.40 crore in the country.Indian film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#AvengersEndgame is rewriting record books… Puts up a HISTORIC total on Day 2… Eyes ₹ 150 cr+ weekend… No biggie from *Hindi* film industry has achieved the target so far… Fri 53.10 cr, Sat 51.40 cr. Total: ₹ 104.50 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 124.40 cr.” Avengers: EndgameTwitterAvengers: Endgame thrashed the record of Baahubali 2 just on the day the latter’s team celebrate the second anniversary of its release: Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#AvengersEndgame crosses ₹ cr in *2 days*… #Baahubali2 [#Hindi] crossed ₹ in *3 days* and so did the biggies from the *Hindi* film industry… #AvengersEndgame is all set to have the highest ever opening weekend… Boxoffice is on .”Taran Adarsh added, “#Baahubali2 [#Hindi] rewrote the rules of the game exactly 2 years ago [April 2017]… Almost everyone felt that the records attained by the film will remain unchallenged / unsurpassable for a long, long time… But #AvengersEndgame is challenging it right now!”After Baahubali 2, Avengers: Endgame has once again goes to prove that the content is the king. The trade expert tweeted, “The unimaginable craze for #AvengersEndgame only goes to prove, yet again, that the moviegoers are willing to dig into their wallets/purses and shell out exorbitant money for tickets *if* the film is worth it… The charm of watching a film on big screen will never fade.”There was a misconception among the Indian filmmakers that huge screen count will a film make more money at the box office, Avengers: Endgame proved them wrong, by make almost double amount of collection in lesser number of cinema halls especially only in multiplexes, which have lesser number of seats than single screens.Taran Adarsh added, “#AvengersEndgame shatters the myth that a massive screen count is the key to collect big numbers on Day 1/weekend… #AvengersEndgame has released in 2845 screens, but its occupancy is much, much higher than *Hindi* biggies that open in 4000+ screens.”
Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad and official leader of the opposition of the 10th parliament Raushon Ershad did not turn up at the swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet members at Bangabhaban on Monday.Party co-chairman GM Quader, who has been appointed deputy opposition leader in the 11th parliament, also did not attend the function as he said he did not get the invitation card.Talking to UNB, Quader said Ershad could not join the function at Bangabhaban as he is sick. “Our chairman has been receiving treatment at Dhaka CMH since Saturday night. I don’t know why madam (Raushon) didn’t turn up at the programme.”He said he had wanted to attend the programme, but he did not receive any invitation card to go to Bangabhaban.GM Quader said Ershad may go to Singapore again on January 18 for receiving treatment.When contacted, some senior Jatiya Party leaders, including two state ministers of the immediate past cabinet, said they did not go to Bangabhaban on personal grounds.However, Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam said he along with his five party colleagues joined the oath-taking programme.Both Ershad and Raushon were present at the oath-taking ceremony of the last cabinet on 12 January 2014 while three Jatiya Party MPs joined the cabinet.However, the Jatiya Party chairman decided this time that his party would play the role of opposition in parliament.In a statement on 4 January, Ershad said his party will be the main opposition in the 11th parliament while he will act as the leader of the opposition in the House.”As the chairman of Jatiya Party Parliamentary Party, I’ll be the leader of the opposition while party co-chairman Golam Quader deputy opposition leader of the House,” he also said.Jatiya Party which joined the election as the key partner of the Awami League-led grand alliance bagged 22 seats.
Kolkata: Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in West Bengal’s Birbhum district for the killing of a young man, Sheikh Dildar, in a group clash between supporters of two parties, police said. They were remanded in seven-day police custody by a court.”One person had died in a clash between the two groups on Monday. We have arrested four persons from Suri police station area,” district Superintendent of Police N. Sudheer Kumar told IANS over phone. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe officer said the four accused are residents of Birbhum but did not give details on their political affiliations. The four were charged, among other offences, with murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Dildar was shot dead during a clash between supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Birbhum’s Suri on Monday afternoon, which was the last day of the extended deadline for filing of nominations for the panchayat elections. Both parties claimed he was their member.State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that Dildar was a member of the BJP district minority cell and was killed by Trinamool Congress supporters.On the other hand, Trinamool’s district President Annubrata Mondal said Dildar and his family were actively involved with his party for many years and blamed BJP-backed goons from Jharkhand for his death.
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are advised to expect delays as a wide-load travels through North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. The load, a 404 ton transformer, will be leaving General Electric on Lichfield Road in Stafford at around 9.30am on Monday November 12. It will then travel up the A34 via Stone, Newcastle and Talke before crossing the county border. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We will be escorting a wide load from Stafford on Monday. Short delays & diversions inevitable.” After crossing over into Cheshire, police will escort the vehicle to Browns Bank on the A54 near Congleton. A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Our Task Force Motorcyclists will collect it on the A34 near Red Bull Traffic lights at approximately 1200 hours, it should take about 90 minutes to arrive at Browns Bank on the A54. The load is an electrical transformer, the total weight is 404 tons.” On Tuesday the load will be escorted from Browns Bank to Kelsall Hill layby, a journey of around three and a half hours – and on Wednesday it will travel to its final destination at Ellesmere Port Docks. Read MorePolice seize drugs and cash after raiding Stoke-on-Trent house Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .
The world’s largest passenger aircraft turns five. Singapore Airlines celebrated the fifth anniversary of the A380s inaugural flight from Singapore to Sydney this week.In October 2007 SIA became the first carrier to operate the largest passenger aircraft on international routes.Since its inception, SIA has carried over nine million passengers on 24,000 A380 flights.“We were so excited to be the first airline to introduce the A380 to much fanfare and five years on, the excitement around our A380 services continues, more recently with the introduction of a second daily service to Melbourne,” SIA regional vice-president South West Pacific Subhas Menon said.As part of its fleet renewal strategy, SIA has ordered five additional Airbus A380s and another 20 A350s, valued at US$7.5 billion with deliveries slated to begin in 2017.SIA currently operate 19 A380s to 10 destinations worldwide, with London being the busiest route with 3 daily A380 flights, followed by Sydney and Melbourne with double daily A380 services.In related news, SIA will surrender its title of ‘world’s longest commercial flight’ to Qantas after ceasing its nonstop service between Singapore and Newark next year, a distance of approximately 15,300 kilometres. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
BeachIncentivemexicoTravelCube The travel agency that books and pays for the most room nights across all of TravelCube’s beach destinations, between 15 March and 27 April 2018, will be rewarded with a seven night dream trip to Los Cabos, Mexico. The prize includes $3000 towards airfares, four nights’ accommodation at Marquis Los Cabos (including all food and drinks), three nights’ at Grand Solmar Land’s End (including breakfast), return airport transfers and two sightseeing tours from Cabo Adventures.TravelCube’s dedicated Beach team sources a wide range of inventory, including family resorts, couple retreats, all-inclusive resorts, luxury hotels and budget properties, featured in TravelCube’s Beach Edition brochure. Weekly prizes in the Beach Party agent incentive include: · Greece (week 1) – five nights’ in a double guestroom (including breakfast) in one of nine luxury Myconian Collection properties in Mykonos· Bali (week 2) – two nights at The Stones Hotel, Legian and a two-night stay at the Fairmont Sanur Beach· Thailand (week 3) – five nights in a Grand Deluxe Suite Garden View at Royal Muang Samui Villas, Koh Samui· Mexico (week 4) – four nights’ (including all food and drink) at Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort· The Maldives (week 5) – three nights at the Amari Resort Maldives (including full board).
appointments After five years as General Manager with Creative Cruising, Peter Forsyth has taken on a new role as Head of Business Development. Caroline Hitchen will step into the role of General Manager.Peter has had an extensive career expanding across aviation, wholesale and hotels and his new role will see him stepping back from the day to day running of Creative Cruising, and shifting focus to dedicate time expanding the business across Australia and into new markets.Caroline has been consulting for Creative Cruising for the past 12 months, in the role of Head of Marketing & Sales, leading the development and delivery of Creative Cruising’s website and online booking platform and driving partnerships and campaigns that have resulted in double digit sales growth.
HobarthotelsMossTasmania The latest business venture for the family-owned Behrakis Group, the 41-room boutique hotel, Moss, has opened in the historic docks of Salamanca Place in Hobart, Tasmania.The Group enlisted Ganche Chua from renowned Tasmanian architects Circa Morris Nunn to re-imagine the interior of Moss’ historic buildings. Known as Tasmania’s leading architects in the conservation and adaptation of historic buildings, Ganche Chua has transformed Moss into an inner-city sanctuary within the architectural concept of the warehouses. Weaving unique Tasmanian features into Moss, showcased throughout the hotel are the works of local artisans, emphasising the culturally independent and artistically adventurous community of Tasmania. From Andrew Bull’s Tasmanian Blackwood joinery found in the bedheads and bedside tables of the guest rooms and shelves of the common spaces, to Hannah Lorenz’s bespoke cushions which are inspired by the colours, textures and patterns found in Tasmania’s natural landscape, to the Tasmanian timbers used in Matt Prince’s Oak Noon Chairs and Dowell Tables in the guest rooms and Scott Van Tuil’s Blackwood Loft Lounges, Oak coffee tables and Tasmanian Sandstone side tables in the common spaces, there are pure Tasmanian elements at every touchpoint. Room rates at Moss 39, stage one of the hotel, start at $280 per night.
LONDON — Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood might have a shot at winning the world’s most grueling steeplechase for the first time with a not so wild horse.British Grand National organizers say Wood’s horse, Sandymount Duke, is among 112 entries that will be whittled down to 40 runners for the race on April 6.Sandymount Duke has won 10 of 30 races and runs in the 71-year-old Wood’s red and white silks. Wood bred the 10-year-old gelding, which is trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland.Race organizers hope Wood can attend the 4 1/2-mile (6,400-meter) race near Liverpool in northwest England because the Rolling Stones don’t begin their tour of the United States until April 20.The Grand National winner earns 500,000 pounds ($655,000).___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 file photo, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones performs during the first concert of their ‘No Filter’ Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood might have a shot at winning the world’s most grueling steeplechase for the first time with a not so wild horse. British Grand National organizers say Wood’s horse, Sandymount Duke, is among 112 entries that will be whittled down to 40 runners for the race on April 6. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File) Ronnie Wood’s horse has shot at British Grand National run by The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2019 5:42 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email