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first_imgEarlier this year, the company started an initiative to plant a tree seedling for every load closed in June. The result saw 2064 seedlings planted last weekend, by participants young and old, as can be seen in the photos below. DC Logistics Brasil has almost 20 years experience in the Brazilian marketplace offering logistics solutions for export and import operations by air, maritime and overland transportation. Headquartered in Itajai, the company has branches in São Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre and Manaus.The company has developed a niche specialisation in the transport of heavy and complex projects for companies in the Petroleum and Gas, Mining, Energy, Engineering, Metallurgy and Industrial Plant sectors.last_img read more

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first_imgThe units, which were mounted onto special 6 m cradles, were initially too high for the IL-76TD-90VD freighter, but Volga-Dnepr’s engineers removed the top and side parts of the cradle, allowing the cargo to be loaded using the airline’s wing-lift system, skates and rails.Volga-Dnepr completed the transportation on behalf of Egyptian air broker Wi Fli Aviation Solutions.The power station equipment will be used to support Egypt’s ambitious plans to widen the Suez Canal, which is due for completion in August 2015.  www.volga-dnepr.comlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Justice is nearly a year behind the prime minister’s transparency commitments for all departments to publish details of items of spending above £25,000.Whitehall is required by central government to publish monthly datasets on spend, as part of the Cabinet Office’s transparency policy.In 2010, David Cameron called for departments to take ‘immediate action to meet the timetable for data transparency’. But more than three years later the MoJ has fallen behind the transparency targets, having last published data on spend in October 2012.In contrast, the majority of large central government departments have published data up to June 2013, including the Home Office, the Department for Work & Pensions, HMRC, the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Health.A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: ‘Work to update our transparency data is ongoing and we will publish our figures in due course.’last_img read more

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first_imgThe government is reviewing its Welsh language scheme as part of efforts to improve court services in Wales.HM Courts & Tribunals Service said today that it takes the obligations of the scheme seriously but wants to ensure it ‘more adequately reflects’ the needs of Welsh speakers.The scheme, set up in 2013, encourages Welsh-speaking HMCTS staff to use the language when they do their daily duties.A Welsh Language Scheme 2013-16 paper prepared under the Welsh Language Act 1993 states that HMCTS aims to increase its capacity to provide bilingual services by raising awareness of court and tribunal users’ rights to use Welsh, develop a further Welsh language telephone contact centre at its Welsh language unit in Caernarfon, improve the provision of bilingual IT services, and increase the number of staff who are able to speak Welsh.HMCTS said today that users can already get help with fees, enter a plea or pay a court fine in Welsh.However, as well as reviewing the language scheme, it will also examine ways to raise awareness that Welsh speakers have an absolute legal right to speak Welsh in any court or tribunal hearing in Wales.It added: ‘As we develop our online services we are making sure that Welsh speakers can access these services in Welsh, and [we] recently conducted focus groups with them to better understand what, in their opinion, makes a great Welsh digital service.’last_img read more

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first_imgVALENCIA metro operator FGV and the region’s department of public works reached agreement in October to put two more sections of the city’s metro and light rail network underground.The bigger project covers the reconstruction of a section of the existing north-south Line 1 through the town of Torrent, capital of the Horta Sud municipality, which is expanding rapidly. As well as allowing urban development across the rail route, the work will include the construction of a second station on the Avenida del País Valencià. FGV has already started a Pts78m programme to install automatic signalling on Line 1 between Torrent and Vilanova de Castelló.The second tunnel will carry a section of FGV’s planned light rail Line T2, which will link Orríols, Parque Central and the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencas. This will run underground from Pont de Fusta and the planned interchange with Renfe at Norte station. The line will be worked by low-floor cars, and using low platforms in the tunnel section is expected to reduce the cost to Pts20bn, much less than the cost of the tunnel section of metro Line 3.last_img read more

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first_imgRUSSIA: United Wagon Co is expanding its range with the development of two side tipping wagons for the transport and automated discharge of aggregates and ore.The wagons were designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and are currently undergoing certification, ahead of the planned start of mass production at the TikhvinSpetsMash factory later this year. Intial orders for 20 and 25 wagons have been placed by BrIK and Fast Delivery.The Type 32-6982-01 is intended for fine bulk cargoes. It offers a capacity of 42 m3 or 72 tonnes, which UWC said was a significant increase on older designs of which ‘almost 99%’ have a capacity of 60 to 68 tonnes. The Type 32-6982 is designed to carry coarser ore, with a capacity of 42 m3 or 71 tonnes. The body structure is designed to withstand higher impact loads during loading. The side opening and pneumatic discharge systems can tilt the body 45° to either side with simultaneous opening of the sides. Both wagon designs have Type 18-9855 bogies and a design life of 32 years, which UWC says is 10 years more than existing designs. UWC said Russia’s existing tipping wagon fleet is ‘rather worn and obsolete’, with 30% of the vehicles having exceeded their design life and a further 45% to be life expired within the next five years.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Public Transport Authority (PTA) has raised the Saudi flag on Shaden, a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) owned and operated by Bahri, a global leader in transportation and logistics. At a ceremony held on Thursday, November 23 at Port of Ras Tanura in the presence of senior officials from PTA and Bahri, the new vessel joined the country’s national maritime fleet and became Bahri’s fifth VLCC to raise the Kingdom’s flag in 2017.Bahri is the world’s largest owner and operator of VLCCs with a fleet of 88 multi-purpose vessels. Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea, the new vessel has 300,000 dwt capacity and it brought the total number of VLCCs owned and operated by Bahri to 41.H.E. Dr. Rumaih Mohammed Al-Rumaih, President of the Public Transport Authority, said, “Saudi Arabia is eager on strengthening its maritime fleet in partnership with the private sector, and by supporting the country’s vision, PTA aims to reinforce the Kingdom’s established position in the oil industry in particular and the maritime transportation industry in general. We are pleased to welcome new vessels, which truly reflects our firm partnership with the private sector. This enhanced modern fleet will contribute to the transformation of the Kingdom to the most important and largest logistics hub in the region, as envisioned in the Saudi Vision 2030. We, at PTA, are proud to raise the Saudi flag on the new VLCC so that it joins the Kingdom’s huge maritime fleet.”Al-Rumaih added: “Shaden, along with other VLCCs in the national fleet, will contribute to increasing the volume of bilateral maritime trade between the Kingdom and other global economies, in addition to creating a positive impact on the continued growth of the maritime transport sector in the Kingdom and the region. More importantly, the new addition to the country’s maritime fleet comes at a time when PTA is keen to support the maritime industry in order to achieve greater Saudization and economic growth by taking advantage of the Kingdom’s strategic geographic position, as well as its coastline stretching from 2,400 km to the Red Sea and 1,000 km to the Arabian Gulf.”“It is a defining moment for Bahri, the Kingdom as well as the global maritime industry as the Public Transport Authority raises the Saudi flag on board Shaden. The addition of the new fifth VLCC this year is part of our plans to aggressively expand our Saudi fleet to reinforce Bahri’s position as the world’s largest owner and operator of VLCCs. We are now better equipped to gain access to new markets, strengthen our presence in the markets we already operate and enhance the scope and breadth of services we offer in the global shipping industry. This will also bolster our capabilities to help the Kingdom achieve its objective of further cementing its pre-eminent position as a major trade hub by leveraging the country’s distinct logistical gateway to Asia, Africa, and Europe, as outlined in the Saudi Vision 2030,” said Ali Al-Harbi, Acting CEO, Bahri.Bahri is now the first and only transportation and Logistics Company in the world to have a 41-strong VLCC fleet. An additional five more vessels are planned for delivery in the next year. The Saudi Arabian flag is raised on cargo and passenger vessels by the Public Transport Authority. They are then inspected and checked regularly in accordance with the standards laid down by international classification authorities accredited by the Kingdom.Sea News, November 24 Author: Priyanka Ann Sainilast_img read more

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first_imgLocalNews Sporting facility to be named in honour of footballers by: – April 29, 2013 Share Coach Kurt Hector (left) and Norran Jno Hope died in a tragic accident on Pond Case road on 19th AprilThe Dominica Government has announced that it will rename a sporting facility in La Plaine in honour of two footballers who lost their lives in a tragic accident on 19th April.According to a government issued press release the public sporting facility now known as the ‘R. M. G Sports Complex’ in La Plaine will be renamed as the ‘The Kurt Hector and Norran Jno Hope Sports Complex.This is in honour of Coach of the National Football Team Kurt Hector and national player Norran Jno Hope.“Now, the names ‘Kurt Hector’ and ‘Norran Jno Hope’ and their contribution to sports in Dominica will forever live on the lips, and in the hearts of residents and visitors to La Plaine, the Southeast and in Dominica’s history,” the release notes. In addition, the government will also grant two scholarships to the Dominica State College (DSC) to aspiring young sports personalities of good academic standing from the Southeast villages in honour of both Kurt Hector and Norran Jno Hope. Kelly Hector, Coach Hector’s daughter will also be awarded a government scholarship to facilitate completion of her studies at the Dominica State College.“The gestures in the names of Hector and Jno Hope are the government’s way of memorializing the two while also committing to the further development of sports and sports personalities in La Plaine specifically and Dominica in general,” the release further notes.Coach Hector and national player Jno Hope lost their lives in the pre-dawn hours of April 19 when the vehicle in which they were travelling fell into a 40 foot sink hole in the Pond Casse Road; an opening that occurred after three days of heavy rainfall. At the time, the footballers were on their way to Melville Hall Airport en route to a football tournament in St. Vincent. Dominica Vibes News Tweet 17 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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first_imgNew KTM Duke model teased with very little hints as to which one. With EICMA 2016 just around the corner (next week in fact!) we’re starting to see some teasers and leaks around. One of the former happens to be this, which is one of the new KTM Duke models for 2017.To the question as to which one, your guess is as good as ours really. With just a picture of the new Duke’s headlight design released this week, it could only be one of two – the updated 0217 KTM 390 Duke or the all-new twin-cylinder 2017 KTM 890 Duke.Say goodbye to the outgoing KTM 390 Duke!The revised-for-2017 390 Duke was something long expected, and we’ve in fact seen a leaked photo of it coming out of India – the new headlight design seems to match up. But we’re sure most of you are particularly interested in the latter.Spied testing out in the wild earlier this year, the new 2017 KTM 890 Duke will pick where sister brand Husqvarna’s previous Nuda 900R model (pictured above) left off. KTM will finally have a twin-cylinder-powered Duke middleweight street bike that would rival strongly against the likes of the new Kawasaki Z900 amongst others.As previously reported, the new addition into the KTM Duke line up gains with a new 800cc parallel-twin, filling the gap between the 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R models. Its addition see the KTM Duke model range becoming complete in a sense as there will be a Duke for most – if not all – levels of riders.For now, we’ll have to sit tight and wait until EICMA 2016 Press Day opens its doors on Nov 8 in Milan, Italy.–Ads–last_img read more

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first_img Share RelatedSPI taps former top cop as city managerBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   The South Padre Island City Council appointed their interim choice to the official position as City Manager, as former SPI police chief Randy Smith officially accepted the job at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. Smith, who served as Police Chief for nine years,…June 21, 2019In “News”Laguna Vista names new city secretaryBy Martha McClain Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials have named Ana Hernandez to serve as permanent city secretary. Town Council members last month named her as an interim in the position, after Alma Deckard resigned. The actions are a part of a reorganizing of the town’s top level…March 21, 2020In “News”Laguna Vista Council approves pact with DavidBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Town Councilmembers on Tuesday approved a one-year employment contract with the new City Manager, Tony David. David served as chief of police for the Town for the past five years. He was the unanimous choice of the Town Council which reportedly…November 14, 2019In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSFormer Port Isabel City Manager Ed Meza was appointed Tuesday to serve as the Town of Laguna Vista’s city manager. The action was taken following an executive session in a specially called meeting where the Council deliberated the matter before returning to open session for a unanimous vote of support for Meza.He will report to work at the Town in three weeks, Mayor Susie Houston said. His salary was set at $80,000 per year, with benefits.Meza fills the vacancy created when Anthony “Tony” David, who had been appointed as interim city manager in October 2019 and permanent manager in January.David, who served as police chief here for five years previously, succeeded then City Manager Rolando Vela. The Council subsequently appointed James Harris III to replace David as police chief. Harris has since resigned that position and upon David’s request, the Council reappointed him to his former police chief position.Additionally, following the executive session, the Council unanimously voted to accept the resignation of longtime City Secretary Alma Deckard. She did not submit a letter of resignation citing her reasons, Houston said. Ana Hernandez, an employee of the Town was named to serve as interim city secretary.“It’s a new era. I feel good leaving the Town as it is,” Mayor Houston said.“Ed is the right fit for the Town. He brings a wealth of experienced to the table. I have complete confidence he will do a good job for us. He is familiar with our area,” she said. He was selected from a pool of applicants who had submitted resumes three to four months ago, Houston said.Prior to serving as Port Isabel city manager, Meza was the City’s museums’ director. He was terminated by the City of Port Isabel in 2015 and filed suit against the city over a breach contract dispute involving wrongful termination and political retaliation.last_img read more

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