IDBI Federal felicitates Srikanth and Prannoy

first_imgMumbai, Jun 27 (PTI) Top men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy were today felicitated by the IDBI Federal in Hyderabad and also presented with the prize money under their programme, Quest For Excellence, in association with national badminton coach Pulella Gopichand.Srikanth bagged back to back mens singles titles at the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier tournament and the Australian Open Super Series event and was rewarded with a total cash award of Rs six lakh for these two magnificent feats by IDBI Federal, a media release said.Prannoy was presented with a prize money of Rs 2 lakh for his super display at the Indonesia Super Series Premier event in which he stunned Rio Olympics silver medallist Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia and reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in successive matches to reach the mens singles semi finals.”By winning two titles in two weeks, Srikanth is slated to break into top 10 rankings next week. He has made the country proud by this historic feat,” said Karthik Raman, Chief Marketing Officer, IDBI Federal.”We are confident that Quest For Excellence will prove to be a great support to the sport and will help bring many laurels for our country,” he said further. PTI SSR NRBlast_img read more

Book Industry Optimistic about Prospects

first_imgPlayers in the local book industry are upbeat about the future and anticipate an expansion in the sector. Publishing Director of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), Kelly Magnus, said the sector is on the cusp of growth, fostered by changes in printing technology. “I think that now we are going to see the next big wave because of digital publishing, which allows a broader range of publishers and even authors to publish their work themselves and the kind of diversity that this will generate will stimulate reading even more,” she stated. Ms. Magnus was speaking to JIS News at the second annual Kingston Book Fair held recently at Devon House, St. Andrew. She noted that after Independence and during the 1970s and 1980s, the industry experienced a spike, which saw a number of local companies beginning to publish books. This, she said, saw a “shift in the tide from the European publishers, who were dominating the market”. Now, she told JIS News, the industry is poised for a another phase of growth, with the BIAJ taking a lead role in promoting reading, literacy and increasing awareness of local offerings, through creative and engaging means. The organisation, which represents writers, publishers, booksellers and related entities in Jamaica’s book industry, has also begun a thrust through which members supply books to hospitals, children’s homes and places of safety. The book fair, which received good support from the public, saw scores of book lovers strolling the south lawns of Devon House, to view and purchase the latest literary works displayed by more than 20 exhibitors and merchants. Patrons were treated to readings, launches and signing of books, spot prizes, craft making demonstrations, cultural performances and activities for children. Underscoring the importance of books in the retention of culture, Ms. Magnus, who was the chairperson for the event, noted that they allow persons to capture, preserve and promote different aspects of our way of life the potential of which, can be leveraged. The festival, she noted, “gives us an opportunity to showcase the power of books” through the expression of the arts.The Book Fair was the penultimate of 24 events in the Kingston Book Festival held from March 2 to 10 under the theme: ‘Celebrating the Arts’.This year’s package featured a partnership with agencies including the Jamaican Association of Dramatic Artists, National Library of Jamaica, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, and the National Gallery, and featured readings from a number of local writers.Exhibitors included the Jamaica Information Service, Jamaica Library Service, Jamaica Reading Association, Jamcopy, Kingston Bookshop, Carlong Publishers, LMH Publishers, Novelty Traders, University of the West Indies (UWI) Press, UWI Bookshop, Bookophilia among others.By Andrine Davidson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Evergreen Shoei Kisen Kaisha Pen Charter Deal

first_imgzoom Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Line has entered today into a charter deal with Japanese counterpart Shoei Kisen Kaisha for twelve 11,000 TEU containerships.The charter deal was announced in January, but today the duo made it official.The twelve ships will be built at Imabari Shipbuilding for Shoei Kisen Kaisha and then leased to Evergreen once delivered in 2021.The Neo-Panamax vessels feature 333.9 meters in length and 48.4 meters in breadth and are equipped with ballast-water treatment systems.The vessels are designed to sail at a service speed of 23 knots and can pass through the Panama Canal.The ship’s length over all is shorter than those of ultra-large containerships currently plying the Asia – Europe trade, making it easier to manoeuver the ships during berthing or departure and bringing greater flexibility in fleet deployment, according to Evergreen.The newbuilding design adopts a twin-island concept, separating wheelhouse and accommodation block from the engine room and funnel area.Shoei Kisen Kaisha and Evergreen made a similar deal in 2015, which enabled the company to join the 18,000 TEU club.The deal forms part of Evergreen’s ambitious fleet renewal plan, announced earlier this month, which will see twenty 11,000 TEU containerships added to its fleet.Last week, Evergreen Marine Corp ordered eight newbuildings from Samsung Heavy Industries which are set for delivery by May 31, 2021.Evergreen said that the aim of its newbuilding program is to meet future market demand.“On delivery of these new ships, Evergreen will redeliver older chartered vessels as their charter periods expire to help optimize the efficiency of its operating fleet and enhance the competitiveness of its services,” the company said last week.Evergreen Line’s current operating fleet incorporates around 200 containerships with a total capacity over 1.1 million TEU.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

HLine Vitol Pen TenYear Charter Deal for LNG Carrier

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company H-Line Shipping and Dutch energy and commodities group Vitol have entered into a ten-year time charter agreement for an LNG carrier newbuild.The 174,000 cbm vessel with XDF propulsion is to be built at Korean shipyard Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and is due for delivery in late 2021.As informed, Vitol also holds extension options and the ability to exercise additional LNG carriers to support its further growth in the LNG industry through this partnership with H-Line.“We are very excited to have concluded this contract with H-Line … which represents Vitol’s second long-term charter of a modern 174,000 cbm LNG carrier. This allows us to optimize our LNG portfolio that includes increasing FOB volumes from different areas,” Pablo Galante Escobar, Vitol’s head of LNG, commented.“We will put our best efforts in every stage from shipbuilding to shipping operations under our contract with Vitol. We will also make full use of our capabilities for successful contract execution based on the company’s fundamental principles, ‘safety-first’ and ‘eco-friendly’ policies,” Myung Deuk Seo, CEO of H-Line, said.With over 7.8 million tons of LNG delivered last year, Vitol trades over seven million barrels per day of crude oil and products and has 250 ships transporting its cargoes.H-Line, a subsidiary of Hahn&Co., currently operates 55 vessels comprised of bulkers, LNG carriers and LNG-powered Capesize bulkers servicing long-term charter contracts.last_img read more

No Memorandum of Understanding – Haiti TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 24 Sept 2014 – And During House of Assembly debate this week, the Minister of Border Control and Labourt, Hon Donhue Gardiner confirmed that there remains no Memorandum of Understanding between Haiti and the Turks and Caicos. The Official Opposition’s parliamentary question focused on the illegal migrant problem as last weekend 58 Haitians were intercepted off Provo after the coastal radar spotted them; a mother and child among them. Reports are the three month old baby girl who was admitted for medical care at hospital with her mother is doing well … and now surfacing, is news that the child’s status in the TCI is being investigated. Recommended for you Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Related Items:donhue gardiner, haiti, house of assemblylast_img read more

Close to 200 paddle out to say goodbye to San Diego lifeguard

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 28, 2018 Posted: July 28, 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 SettingsA celebration of life paddle-out was held for Saturday for Chloe Buckley, a San Diego native, city lifeguard and pro surfer who was killed earlier this month in a car crash. John Soderman, Close to 200 paddle out to say goodbye to San Diego lifeguard John Soderman last_img read more

Prysmian Cables and Systems workers accept twoyear pay deal to end dispute

first_imgWorkers at cable manufacturing organisation Prysmian Cables and Systems in Eastleigh, Hampshire, have ended a long-running industrial dispute by voting overwhelmingly for a two-year pay deal.The trade union Unite, which has 162 members within Prysmian Cables and Systems, stated that the workforce voted 85% in favour of a 2% increase for 2018, backdated to January, and a 2.5% rise for 2019.The organisation’s workers had previously rejected a 2% pay offer for the year starting January 2018. A series of 24-hour strikes took place in September and October, along with a work to rule, including an overtime ban.On 10 October 2018, workers marched into Eastleigh town centre to attend a rally addressed by Tony Burke, assistant general secretary for manufacturing at Unite.On 9 October 2018, Unite reported that production at the manufacturer had been cut by a third as a result of these instances of industrial action. Management was reported to have reduced the production target for October from 1,200 to 800 tonnes.Debbie Watson, Unite regional coordinating officer, said: “We are pleased that our members have accepted an improved offer following a campaign of industrial action. I would like to praise the solidarity our members have shown during this testing time and the big-hearted support they have received from the local community.“Our members are now working normally and Unite is looking forward to a constructive dialogue with the management as we move forward.”A spokesperson for Prysmian said: “This is an active conversation between the company and staff, and Prysmian do not wish to comment at present.”last_img read more

The tie that binds

first_imgIt is that day of the year again when brothers all across the country get an over-dose of love. With people increasingly moving away to other cities to pursue education and careers, Raksha Bandhan is a time when dear ones are missed. One courier company is making sure that the brothers get their rakhis well in time. Called the ‘Rakhi Express’ the service allows you to send the rakhi in a special envelope with a personalised card.  Though the new age tradition of e-rakhis still goes strong. Speaking about deliveries – Rakhi this year seems to have brought about some crazy gifting options – while you could stick to the usual loot of chocolates and sweets, phones, tablets, ipods are also big.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rumour has it that brothers are gifting cosmetic surgery options. Women today seek lasting results from non surgical quick cosmetic procedures like Botox and hyaloronic acid based dermal fillers like Juvederm. ‘During festive seasons like Raksha Bandhan, a lot of people come for beauty enhancing treatments. Mostly they want quick procedures that have minimal downtime. Some procedures that meet this requirement are dermal fillers like Juvederm that help revitalize skin, give volume and help clear fine lines and wrinkles,’ says Dr Indu Ballani.last_img read more