INTERNATIONAL: A train organised by Swiss intermodal operator Hupac and Chinese chemical producer Markor left Korla in northwest China on May 26, carrying 82 ISO tank containers loaded with high-value chemical products for customers in Germany and France.‘We plan to cover the distance of 8 000 km in 18 days, crossing borders and fulfilling customs procedures of six different countries’, said Hupac Production Director Silvio Ferrari. The tank containers will be transferred to and from 1 520 mm gauge wagons at Dostyk in Kazakhstan and Šeštokai in Lithuania. Hupac has acquired its own 1 520 mm gauge rolling stock as part of its strategy to develop east-west traffic. ‘We want to open our European network to traffic flows to and from Asia and provide stable, reliable solutions for intercontinental intermodal transportation, and actively participate in the Chinese One Belt, One Road project’, said Deputy Managing Director & Head of Corporate Development Peter Weber. Hupac aims to bundle volumes, and believes that the provision of regular and stable intercontinental services will help to develop the market by making rail more attractive to customers.
INDONESIA: HIMA has signed a €1·74m contract to provide signalling equipment supplier PT Len with SIL4-certified commercial-off-the-shelf HiMatrix and HiMax safety controllers.HIMA said a major factor in winning the contract was its use of an open architecture which would enable PT Len to integrate HIMA’s technology with its legacy systems and equipment from other vendors. ‘In the railway industry, COTS safety controllers are becoming the standard, particularly for interlocking and signalling technology as they have considerable advantages over proprietary technology’, said Friedhelm Best, HIMA Vice-President for Asia Pacific, on August 17. ‘The decentralised interlocking and signalling systems offer greater flexibility and are not burdened by the unnecessary, overly complex functions that so often plagued proprietary systems.’
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCannabis with a value of around £197,000 has been recovered in Dumfries and Galloway in two separate searches on Thursday 4 January 2018.In the first, a car travelling north on the A74(M) was stopped by Trunk Road Patrol Group Officers near to Lockerbie, and drugs with a value of £120,000 recovered. A 28 year old man from Birmingham has been arrested.In a second and separate case, drugs with a value of around £77,000 were recovered after a house at Eskdalemuir was searched. Two men, a 38 year old from Eskdalemuir and a 57 year old from Edinburgh have been arrested.Reports have been sent to the Procurator Fiscal at Dumfries.
Author: Baibhav Mishra Sea News, July 29 For the second quarter of 2019 (ended 30th June 2019), total volumes were 4.6% up from the same period last year. Total revenues increased by 7.1% to US Dollars 1,566.4 million. Loadable capacity increased by 6.4%. The overall load factor was 1.4% lower than the same period in 2018. Overall average revenue per teu increased by 2.4% compared to the second quarter of last year. For the first six months of 2019 (ended 30th June 2019), total volumes increased by 3.2% over the same period last year and total revenues recorded a 6.5% growth. Loadable capacity increased by 4.3%. The overall load factor was 0.9% lower than the same period in 2018. Overall average revenue per teu increased by 3.3% compared to the same period last year. The Board of Directors of Orient Overseas (International) Limited on Friday announced the unaudited operational updates for Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) for the second quarter of 2019 (ended 30th June 2019). The comparative figures for the second quarter of 2018 (ended 30th June 2018) are also disclosed in this announcement.
MPEG LA has announced the availability of it’s Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License providing one-stop access to the standard for wireless charging and power transfer known as Qi developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.Just as Qi makes mobile products more mobile by removing wires from wireless devices, MPEG LA is making Qi technology readily available to the worldwide market on the same terms under an efficient and affordable license.The initial patent owners to MPEG LA’s Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License are ConvenientPower HK Limited, GE Hybrid Technologies, LLC, Koninklijke Philips N.V., and Robert Bosch GmbH.MPEG LA’s objective is to offer worldwide access to as many Qi Wireless Power essential patents as possible to everyone on the same terms under a single license. Therefore, MPEG LA welcomes any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the Qi Wireless Power standard to submit them for an evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s patent experts and inclusion in the License if determined to be essential. Click here to read the Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License and a summary of the License terms.Click here to may request a copy of the terms and procedures governing patent submissions.
One Department Micciche says was cut too far was the Department of Public Safety, which includes Alaska State Trooper funding. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Legislature reconvenes January 19th in Juneau and until then lawmakers are at home in their communities, hearing from their constituents about the state’s budget. Kenai Peninsula Senator Peter Micciche says there’s still more cutting that needs to be done before he could agree with the Governor’s proposal to introduce new income and “sin” taxes. Micciche says one place he’ll consider cutting is the Alaska Marine Highway System which makes up half of the DOT’s $350 million budget… Sen. Micciche(R-K. Pen): “Those people absolutely deserve quality service, but we’ve sort of gone over the top over the past few years. So we need to find places where we can make that system more efficient and cut costs pretty substantially. But there’s that situation in almost every department. Some departments were undercut, but we have to look at efficiencies, we have to look at places where there are complete different administrations that could be combined, we have to think about services we used to offer that don’t have the same value, like the HFC, Housing Finance Corporation. Those products are no longer competitive, we can have a smaller department manage the federal funding from that and not have an entire state department that manages the state piece.”
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Chambers are officially known as the “Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers.” In 1981 Betty was recognized in the “Who’s Who of American Women” for her dedication to her community and to Alaska. She served on the Kenai City Council, and on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly from 1982 through 1995 and then again from 2002 through 2005. The assembly will hold an honoring ceremony before Tuesday’s assembly meeting on January 8. Assemblymember Dale Bagley: “We will have some signs made up, and we will have a brief ceremony and hopefully Betty can make it.” She served as Assembly Vice President and as Assembly President multiple times during her tenure, and on a number of other committees. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a resolution to rename the assembly chambers as the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers. According to the resolution Glick has selflessly served the constituents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough since her arrival to Alaska in 1961.
Auburn Team 16:1 Georgia LSU 1:4 4:1 KNOXVILLE – How likely is it that Kentucky continues its unbeaten season through the SEC Tournament?On one gambling website, a $10 bet on the top-ranked Wildcats to win the tournament would pay out just $2.50. The event begins Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena.Georgia is the only other team to have better than 10-to-1 odds to win the tournament, as the Bulldogs are listed as having 4-to-1 odds to take the title.Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall agrees with the oddsmakers. Take away Kentucky, and it’s anyone’s tournament to win. The Vols open against Vanderbilt at 6 p.m. Thursday (SEC Network).“No one’s looking ahead, I can assure you that. We’ve got our hands full with Vanderbilt,” Tyndall said at his Monday news conference. “But I do think, outside of Kentucky, everyone would say top to bottom it’s pretty wide open.”The SEC TournamentLast unbeaten isn’t sweating with UK nine wins awayThe Vols have beaten all but two teams on their side of the bracket, and they wouldn’t run into those teams — Ole Miss and Georgia — until the semifinals.Little would surprise Tyndall this week after a season in which Tennessee knocked off some of the SEC’s best, including Arkansas and LSU, and lost to some of its worst, South Carolina and Mississippi State.“There’s not a team in our league that we don’t feel like we can beat, and there’s not a team we feel can’t beat us,” he said.Praising Vandy: Tyndall was effusive Monday in complimenting Vanderbilt, and he marveled at how much a season’s worth of game experience has helped coach Kevin Stallings‘ young team develop.“They’ve got a very youthful team that’s continued to improve and get better,” he said.He noted that the Vols will have to “pick our poison” because the Commodores have both sharp 3-point shooting and an inside presence in Damian Jones.Vols’ coach has fond postseason memories in Nashville“They’re probably playing, outside of Kentucky, as well as anybody,” Tyndall said. “They’re shooting the ball at an incredibly high percentage. It will be key to take away the 3-point line as much as possible. They have a very good inside game, particularly with Jones, who is probably one of the better big men in our league.”Tyndall admitted that there will be some added intrigue — “a little more pop” — in Thursday’s matchup because of the incident that followed Vanderbilt’s win in Knoxville last month. Television cameras caught Stallings angrily scolding Wade Baldwin after the point guard celebrated near Tennessee forward Armani Moore in the game’s closing seconds.Reach Matt Slovin at email@example.com and on Twitter @MattSlovin. SEC ODDS Odds to win the SEC Tournament, according to Bovada.lv: 500:1 66:1 Texas A&M Vanderbilt Mississippi State Odds 18:1 Alabama Florida Kentucky Missouri 50:1 500:1 20:1 75:1 18:1 28:1 Arkansas Tennessee 10:1 Ole Miss South Carolina 500:1
Olympics: Olympic Games organisers will meet via teleconference on Tuesday to discuss the latest coronavirus developments and the impact on the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will talk with international sports federations – a second executive board meeting in the last two weeks. On Saturday, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Olympics will go ahead from 24 July to 9 August. The Japan section of the Olympic Torch relay is due to start on 26 March. The main focus of the meeting is to discuss disruption to qualifying events for the Games. The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out most of the world’s major sporting events as authorities seek to limit the spread of the virus. The recent torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia was held without spectators, before the rest of the relay in Greece was suspended to avoid attracting large crowds. Several Olympic trials events in the United States have been postponed, including wrestling, rowing and diving. The boxing events in London are going as scheduled, but behind closed doors.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won one of the most prestigious individual awards in England – that of Footballer of the Year, presented by the Association of Journalists Writing for Football (FWA). The midfielder, who two days ago lifted the long-awaited championship title at Anfield, left behind the playmaker Mann. City Kevin De Bruyne, Mann’s top scorer. United Marcus Rashford, as well as his teammates Virgil van Dyke and Sadio Mane, writes Standard. Henderson is the undisputed winner with nearly a quarter of the total vote. He is the 12th player in Liverpool history to win the prestigious award. In just over 12 months, the 30-year-old midfielder has managed to lift trophies in the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Premier League title.In January 2020, he was also named the best player of the England national team for the past year.